Monday, June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

‘Thou shall not gossip’ – Pope tells hairdressers

hairdressers, gossip

Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbours, but now he says it should also be avoided in those modern temples of cheap talk: beauty parlours and hair salons.

The pope exhorted some 230 Italian Catholic hair cutters, stylists and beauticians – on a group pilgrimage to Rome – to “avoid falling into the temptation of gossip that is easily associated with your work”.

Instead, they should pursue their profession “with Christian style, treating clients with gentleness and courtesy, offering them always a good word and encouragement,” he said.

Pope Francis

Francis noted their patron saint is Saint Martin de Porres: a 16th-century barber-surgeon who joined the Dominican order in Peru and spent much of his life helping the poor and sick.

Italian barbers and beauty parlours are traditionally closed on Mondays, which is why the group chose their day off to visit the Vatican.

June 24, 2019

1 in 4 Women Goes on a Date Not for the Sake of Romance but for Grabbing a Free Meal, Reveals Study


Call it new-age dating but nearly one in four women now go on a date not for the sake of romance or building a long-term relationship but grabbing a free meal, an interesting study has revealed. The new phenomenon is a "foodie call" where a person sets up a date with someone they are not romantically interested in, for the purpose of getting a free meal.

New research finds that 23 to 33 per cent of women in an online study admitted they have engaged in a "foodie call". The researchers from California-based Azusa Pacific University and University of California-Merced found that women who scored high on the "dark triad" of personality traits (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism), as well as expressed traditional gender role beliefs, were most likely to engage in a "foodie call" and find it acceptable.

"Several dark traits have been linked to deceptive and exploitative behaviour in romantic relationships, such as one-night stands, faking an orgasm, or sending unsolicited sexual pictures," said Brian Collisson from Azusa Pacific University in a paper appeared in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

In the first study, 820 women were recruited. They answered a series of questions that measured their personality traits, beliefs about gender roles, and their "foodie call" history. They were also asked if they thought a "foodie call" was socially acceptable.

Twenty-three per cent of women in this first group revealed they'd engaged in a "foodie call".

"Most did so occasionally or rarely. Although women who had engaged in a foodie call believed it was more acceptable, most women believed foodie calls were extremely to moderately unacceptable," the findings showed.

The second study analyzed a similar set of questions of 357 heterosexual women and found 33 per cent had engaged in a "foodie call".

For both groups, those engaged in "foodie calls" scored higher in the "dark triad" personality traits.

The researchers also note that "foodie calls" could occur in many types of relationships, and could be perpetrated by all genders.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

June 22, 2019

Exorcist Bishop Pours Holy Water On ‘Evil City’ From Helicopter

Exorcist Bishop Pours Holy Water On ‘Evil City’ From Helicopter

Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya wants to use his position as Bishop of Buenaventura, in Colombia, to purge the streets of evil.

Montoya told local radio station Blu Radio: “We want to go around the whole of Buenaventura, from the air, and pour holy water onto it to see if we exorcise and get out all those demons that are destroying our port, so that God’s blessing comes and gets rid of all the wickedness that is in our streets.”

Local media report the National Army support the bishop’s plan and have offered him the use of a helicopter to carry it out.

Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya

They are reportedly working with the priest to work out where they will pour the holy water.

The bishop said: “Buenaventura should have the Devil taken away so that we can see if we can get back the tranquillity the city has lost with all this crime, wickedness and the drug trafficking that is hitting our port.”

It is said that the exorcism will take place between July 13 and 14, during a local festival.

Between January and May this year, 51 homicides were reported in the city, 20 more than in the same period last year.

The latest murder in the city shocked the country when Diana Tatiana Rodriguez, 10, was found with clear signs of having been tortured and sexually abused.

evil city

Her uncle, Jhon Edwar Quintero Urquiza was arrested and reportedly confessed to the crime.

Buenaventura is one of the municipalities which was worst hit by the armed conflict in Colombia.

The municipality turned into a strategic spot for the drug route to the United States.

In 2010, a car bomb attack killed nine people injured more than 20.

By Sofie Jackson , DailyStar
June 22, 2019

Waitress caught putting hot dog up her crotch before apparently serving it to customer

crotch, vagina

THIS is the moment a restaurant worker appears to take a customer’s hot dog sausage and insert it into her privates before serving it up.

CCTV footage shows what appears to be a waitress alone in the kitchen after a chef has made a hot dog - but what happens next is shocking.

After another colleague leaves she can be seen taking the sausage out of the bun and then pushing it into her vagina.

The unverified video has appeared on Live Leak, but offers very little by explanation, prompting some to wonder if it’s real.

The post wrote: “Security camera footage shows waitress lift up her skirt, pull her panties aside, and insert a customer’s hot dog in and out of her p**** before cheerfully putting it back on the plate to serve.”

But what adds to the possible authenticity is the way she continuously checks for anyone watching and appears to ponder for ages about what she is about to do. She also has to swap position in order to carry out the tasteless stunt.


Friday, June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

Stingray Found Dead With Stomach Containing a Book, a Camera, a Bottle, and a Packet of Cigarettes


There is no more denying the fact that we are fully responsible for all the bad things happening to our animal friends. More and more animals are suffering as a direct result of our own ignorance. The war against plastic is happening at full force but we need to do even more before its too late.

Another sad reminder has surfaced recently, where the carcass of a stingray was found dead and after further investigation, its stomach was found to contain full of random objects which might have been thrown by irresponsible individuals. Here are some of the pictures shared by 5 Minutes Beach Clean Up on Instagram.



Poor stingray!

Although the location of the incident happened cannot be determined, the book has what appears to be Mandarin hanzi printed on it. In any case, this is a grim reminder for all of us.

We only have one Earth and every living creature on this planet has a vital role. What is the point of being the most powerful creatures on earth, if we only use that power to destroy everything we touch?

Most of us have already started to do something in order to save the environment but we need to step it up! Let’s do this for our future ok?!


June 21, 2019

Parallel Worlds Exist and Interact with our World, say Physicists

parallel universe

Quantum mechanics, though firmly tested, is so weird and anti-intuitive that famed physicist Richard Feynman once remarked, "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." Attempts to explain some of the bizarre consequences of quantum theory have led to some mind-bending ideas, such as the Copenhagen interpretation and the many-worlds interpretation.

Now there's a new theory on the block, called the "many interacting worlds" hypothesis (MIW), and the idea is just as profound as it sounds. The theory suggests not only that parallel worlds exist, but that they interact with our world on the quantum level and are thus detectable. Though still speculative, the theory may help to finally explain some of the bizarre consequences inherent in quantum mechanics, reports

The theory is a spinoff of the many-worlds interpretation in quantum mechanics — an idea that posits that all possible alternative histories and futures are real, each representing an actual, though parallel, world. One problem with the many-worlds interpretation, however, has been that it is fundamentally untestable, since observations can only be made in our world. Happenings in these proposed "parallel" worlds can thus only be imagined.

MIW, however, says otherwise. It suggests that parallel worlds can interact on the quantum level, and in fact that they do.

"The idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics has been around since 1957," explained Howard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and one of the physicists to come up with MIW. "In the well-known 'Many-Worlds Interpretation', each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made. All possibilities are therefore realised — in some universes the dinosaur-killing asteroid missed Earth. In others, Australia was colonised by the Portuguese."

"But critics question the reality of these other universes, since they do not influence our universe at all," he added. "On this score, our 'Many Interacting Worlds' approach is completely different, as its name implies."

Wiseman and colleagues have proposed that there exists "a universal force of repulsion between 'nearby' (i.e. similar) worlds, which tends to make them more dissimilar." Quantum effects can be explained by factoring in this force, they propose.

Whether or not the math holds true will be the ultimate test for this theory. Does it or does it not properly predict quantum effects mathematically? But the theory is certain to provide plenty of fodder for the imagination.

For instance, when asked about whether their theory might entail the possibility that humans could someday interact with other worlds, Wiseman said: "It's not part of our theory. But the idea of [human] interactions with other universes is no longer pure fantasy."

What might your life look like if you made different choices? Maybe one day you'll be able to look into one of these alternative worlds and find out.

By Bryan Nelson, MNN
June 21, 2019

Why We're Attracted To People Who Are Wrong For Us

I'm asked this question all the time: "Why am I attracted to people who are wrong for me?" And the answer is quite simple, actually:

Because your wounded self is doing the attracting.

Now, I know the term "wounded self" can sound a little intense, so let me explain. We all have two selves: the "little self" (or the wounded self, the ego) and the "Spiritual Self" (the higher self, adult self, or soul).

The wounded self is the part of you that feels incomplete. It questions your worth and value; it doesn't feel whole, or it feels flawed in some way. My wounded self is the "little me" who wonders if I'm truly lovable.

On the other hand, we also have a Spiritual Self. This is your higher self, your soul. It's the part of you that's connected to love, truth, wisdom and peace within. Your Spiritual Self knows, without a doubt, how lovable and valuable you are. In many ways, it's the opposite of the ego.

At any given time, we are operating from one of these two selves. Many of us, unfortunately, operate from the viewpoint of the ego most of the time. That is, we believe we're insignificant and powerless in some way, and we're trying to make up for this lack.

The ego looks for things on the outside to find validation and completion. It believes once it gets more (money, a better partner, a better job, a better house, more vacations, etc…) it will finally be happy.

But … it's never happy. Not for long, anyway. Because the ego's very nature is to feel incomplete. Therefore when you live through the perspective of your ego, you're destined to feel like something's missing. Life through this lens is not very fun.

The ego gets highly activated when it comes to romantic relationships, because relationships are where we hold the most wounding.

We've all felt disappointed or hurt by a relationship in the past; we carry the memory of this wound into adulthood (sometimes unconsciously). If a wound from childhood is still active within you, you'll attract people who are going to highlight the same feeling. For example, if your wounding is centered around feeling rejected or unseen, it's likely that you'll feel a similar way in your relationships as an adult.

Your unconscious is programmed to attract people who activate your wounds. The reason for this is so you'll grow.

This is a frustrating part of the growth process! But think of it this way: You're replaying your wounds so you can finally heal them. We cannot heal anything we don't feel or see; we can't heal things that are unconscious! The uncomfortable feeling has to come to the surface for you to grow beyond it.

And how do you grow beyond it?

By identifying with your higher self.

Remember, your higher self is the part of you that knows the truth about you. It knows that you are worthy, amazing, capable, and powerful. Through the lens of the higher self, you are whole. Yes, you're an imperfect human with flaws; but the larger truth is: you're a soul.

You're beautiful.

You're important.

You're special.

You're love.

This is what the higher self knows about you — and it wants you to know it, too.

By identifying with your higher self (the love within you), your compulsion to play out wounds with other people dissipates and in some cases, disappears.

When you wake up to the higher self's truth, you suddenly realize that the "wrong" people were just teachers to nudge you into the "right"state-of-mind; a state-of-mind that does not question your value or worth. Unfortunately, nothing inspires us to grow more than a broken heart.

Your higher self wants you to identify with it; it wants you to own who you really are. Reclaim the love within you, and you'll heal your relationships from the inside-out.

June 21, 2019

Dad Bods Are Officially More Attractive Than a Ripped Physique, Study Proves

dad body, dad bos, daddy bear

With some celebrities (we're looking at you, DiCaprio) proudly rocking the dad bod for some time now, the findings may not be surprising for some, but make for re-assuring news nonetheless.

Celebrities such as Chris Pratt, Eden Hazard and Seth Rogen have often been honest about their body weight and Planet Fitness' research is backing the benefits of the bountiful Dad Bod. The survey showed that 78 per cent of people think confidence is paramount when it comes to attracting a partner, with 65 per cent of people believing a dad bod is attractive and 61 per cent calling a slightly paunchier physique 'sexy'. That's a 10 per cent increase from last year, too.

More men with a dad bod – this year in comparison to last – say they are happier with their body

All of which, crucially, makes for good news if your training routine has hit the back-burner. You're in good company, too — the national study found that 71 per cent of men with dad bods believed they were universally accepted. Rightly so — it's your body, so what you do with it is up to you.

More men with a dad bod – this year in comparison to last – say they are happier with their body – 79 percent vs 64 percent – explained the survey. The results also showed that their body shape helped them accept themselves.

By Edward Cooper, Men's Health

Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 16, 2019

Our Generation Needs To Stop Being Offended By Everything And Learn How To Take A Joke

offended, joke

“There are a lot of people out there whose job it is to be offended for other people,” says comedian Adam Carolla in the new trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke?

It’s true.

In the age of social media, people always seem to find something to be offended about. Hiding behind their keyboards, social media offers the public a platform to do what they can to challenge, berate and ridicule the offender. Sometimes, it goes well beyond to something much worse.

That’s why Can We Take A Joke? comes at a good time. It offers an examination of ‘outrage culture’ through the POV of stand-up comedy, featuring key players like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla.

Collectively, the comedians agree on one thing: most of society is losing its ability to take a joke.

“If you’re easily offended, don’t go to a comedy show,” says Heather McDonald in the trailer. I’ve learned the hard way that you simply can’t take every single one of your friends (or dates) to a comedy show. As a lover of live comedy, I’ve noticed most shows feature at least one person who throws up his or her arms and lashes out at the comedian because they’ve been offended.

Of course, doing so will only inspire the comedian to take it further, making sure that you’re not escorted out by the bouncer until you’re nothing short of mortified (having wasted their time and money in the process).

Comedians’ jokes have resulted in everything from death threats to being arrested for what they said, raising concerns over the right to free speech. “Free speech is extremely important because, me being a Jew, I don’t want to have to pay for speech,” jokes Gilbert Gottfried in the film’s trailer.

When it comes to the easily offended set, most people tend to be reactive rather than proactive in their response. They may be quick to slam an article or a person, but they stop short of offering any proactive suggestion or trying to start a meaningful dialogue.

If you’re so passionately ‘offended’ by something you see, lashing out at the world for it isn’t accomplishing much. You’re not changing anything by crusading around in anger.

Try using that passion and channeling it into something constructive or positive. Stop being ‘offended’ and start being ‘interested’ in things. You’ll find you’ll accomplish a lot more that way.

The thing is, people are often offended by things that are so minimal compared to the actual problems in the world to which they turn a blind eye. You don’t tend to see many people being ‘offended’ by the fact that there are starving children in third world countries, or making rambling Facebook posts about how access to clean water offends their sensibilities. Yet the second a joke or an ad is slightly offside in their eyes, they lash out like they’ve been a victim of the greatest injustice known to humankind.

With so many horrible things happening in the world, sometimes it’s refreshing to find humour in otherwise depressing situations. Often, it can be the only way to deal with grief. If we start to dissect everything through a politically correct or incredibly sensitive lens, we quickly become an intellectual shadow of ourselves.

Perhaps most importantly of all, humour is inherently subjective – something people often forget. You don’t have to like someone else’s jokes the same way you don’t have to have the same taste in music, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to start a social media campaign called #stopjazz because you’re not a fan.

It’s a creative form of expression, emotion and communication, which makes it something everyone is going to have a unique perspective on. But a world with creativity and freedom of expression is always going to be better than one where we censor everything that might risk offending someone. Some of the most beautiful and historically significant things have been born of ideas that walked the line of ‘offensive’ at the time.

In the end, you’re going to be a lot happier focusing your energy on things other than being exasperated and frustrated by the latest things some comedian on Youtube has expressed.

Maybe we should get back to taking a joke for what it is: an opportunity to find laughter in an otherwise chaotic world.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

11-Year-Old Boy Eats Five Times a Day to Gain Weight And Save His Father’s Life

Lu Zikuan

An 11-year-old boy from Xinxiang city, China’s Henan province, has been praised for taking on the mission of saving his father’s life by eating as much as he possibly can.

Lu Zikuan’s father was diagnosed with leukemia seven years ago and has been treated with medication ever since. However, last August his health started deteriorating drastically and doctors informed him that his only option was a life-saving bone marrow transplant. After screening members of his family for possible matches, they found that the only viable donor was Zikuan, who was 10-years-old at the time. Despite his young age, the primary school student was eager to go under the knife to save his father’s life. But there was one big problem, he weighed only 30 kg, and doctors told the family that they wouldn’t operate on him unless he gained at least 15 kg more. So in March of this year he started stuffing his face with as much fatty food as possible.

“The doctors said in order to donate my bone marrow, I need to be at least 45kg. The ideal weight is 50kg,” young Lu Zikuan told Chinese reporters. Even if it hurts, I’ll still eat. Our family couldn’t bear the loss of my dad.”

The 11-year-old has been sitting down to eat five times a day, and his meals consist mainly of fatty meats and rice. The daily cost of food has burdened the family, who was already struggling to cover Lu Yanheng’s medical bills. The boy’s mother, Li Jinge, earns just 2,000 yuan a month doing odd jobs at a grocery store, so she relies mostly on discounted meat bought at her workplace every night. The boy’s school has also organized a fund-raising event to help the family in this difficult time.

Lu Zikuan

Zikuan, the eldest of three children, has nearly reached the 45kg threshold for the surgery, but he plans to keep on eating, as the doctors said that the fatter he gets, the better. Some of the kids at his school started calling him pangzi (fat boy) when he started putting on weight, but they stopped when they learned about his motivation. But the boy doesn’t mind being called names, to him what really matters is saving his father’s life.

“Save dad first, lose weight later,” he said.

Lu Zikuan’s dedication to his family has touched the hearts of millions in Asia, after his story went viral online. People have been praising him as a hero and have offered financial support to help him reach his goal.

“You shoulder a great responsibility at such a young age. You are amazing,” one person wrote on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

“You ain’t fat, you are a hero!” someone else wrote.

A couple of years ago, we wrote about another young hero who saved his own parent’s life by fattening himself up. 8-year-old Cao Yinpeng gained a whopping 11kg in two months in order to undergo a bone marrow transplant to help his father survive leukemia.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

China Vessel Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat

china, philippine, south china sea

The Philippine defense secretary says an anchored Filipino fishing boat has sunk in the disputed South China Sea after being hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 22 Filipino crewmen.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday called for an investigation of the June 9 sinking at Reed Bank and asked that diplomatic steps be taken to prevent a repeat of the incident. It's a delicate development in the long-contested waters.

The Philippine coast guard says it is checking whether Chinese fishermen were involved or those from other neighboring countries and if the collision was intentional.

Lorenzana says the 22 Filipino crewmen of the sunken F/B Gimver 1 were rescued by a Vietnamese vessel.

By The Associated Press

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019

Man Allegedly Starts Barking After Being Bit by Rabid Dog

dog, rabies, rabid dog

A viral video of a South-African man barking like a dog after allegedly being bit by a canine infected with rabies has sparked a heated debate on African social media.

The video went viral after being shared by Instagram influencer and entertainer Tunde Ednut. In it, a young man wearing an oxygen mask and lying on a hospital stretcher can be heard barking incessantly. The man holding the camera states that he is filming a “beast like you’ve never seen before” with the permission of the patient’s father, adding that the barking is caused by the rabies virus. The young patients had allegedly been bit by a rabid dog around two weeks before and, despite getting the anti-rabies vaccine, he stopped talking and started barking instead. The narrator of the video claims that the patients exhibited other bizarre symptoms associated with rabies, like foaming at the mouth.

You would expect this sort of video to get dismissed as fake, and Ednut himself captioned it with the phrase “I kinda feel like this guy is pretending…”, but looking at the over 1,500 Instagram comments, you can see that not everyone agrees. In fact, opinions seemed to be split, with some praising the barking man as the “pretender of the universe” or trying to explain how the rabies virus works, and other posting things like “it’s real, I’ve seen this before”, or “this is real and deres no treatment for it…the poison has spread and has gotten to his heart…”.

The strangest thing about this isn’t the barking man – who is obviously pretending – but the fact that so many people actually believe it’s true. The video has gotten over 1,500 comments and 9,500 likes on Tunde Ednut’s profile as well. It was also picked up by some of the largest media outlets in Africa, like Pulse, which have been promoting it as real.

June 11, 2019

Chinese Boot Camp Turns Boys into “Alpha Males” to Fight Rise of K-Pop Culture

alpha males, k-pop, chinese

K-pop culture has been gaining popularity across the globe, but in China it is considered a decadent trend that threatens to destroy the nation’s future. To combat this menace, a former schoolteacher has founded the Real Man Training Club, a children’s boot camp that promises to turn boys into alpha males.

The Beijing-based Real Man Training Club offers members a variety of activities meant to boost their masculinity, such as American football, wrestling and boxing, as well as character-building treks through deserts and mountains. Founder Tang Haiyan leads the boys in chest beating and slogan shouting to build up their confidence, and makes them wear headbands with the words ‘Real Man’. Even their shirts and tracksuits feature English phrases like ‘Anything is Possible’ or ‘Power Leader’. All this is meant to develop the boys’ macho character to fit Tang’s perception of manliness, and make them immune to the taint of K-pop culture.

If you are promoting these effeminate figures it’s a calamity for our country,” Tang Haiyan told the Los Angeles Times about the rise of K-pop in China.

Tang is convinced that men are the pillars of a family and a country, but he is worried that China’s next generation will not be able to fulfil its role because of outside influences promoted by the media. K-pop inspired pop idols with their delicate beauty, dyed hair and pompous clothing are ruining the country’s youths, making them soft crybabies. And that’s where his alpha male boot camp comes into play.

Once they are enrolled in the Real Man Training Club, boys can no longer rely on their parents for everything. They aren’t allowed any phone calls or family visits for an entire week, and crying is simply ignored. They engage in physical activities that some parent may consider rough, but Tang insists that they are important to build up the boys’ courage and grit.

Tang Haiyan created Real Man Training Club in 2012, after a visit to California to see how American football teams trained. He concluded that American families wanted boys to play the rough sport “so they could become alpha males” so he decided is could work in China as well. His boot camp usually fluctuates between 2,000 and 3,000 members, mainly troubled, low-achieving boys, whose families believe in traditional Chinese values.

A decline in masculinity has become a cause for concern in China, with national television taking extreme (and hilarious) measures to prevent the spread of foreign influence, like blurring men’s ears if they happened to be wearing earrings.

“It’s created the impression that Chinese men are all weak, irresponsible and indifferent,” Chinese screenwriter Wang Hailin explained. “Male actors represent national ideology. We cannot encourage the younger generation to look up to them as role models.”

Tang believes his camp offers a masculine education that most Chinese boys lack. At home, it’s their mothers who handle most of their education, and at school 90% of faculty are women. They don’t have enough male role models, which is why he only hired men as instructors.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

June 09, 2019

10 Health Benefits of Jackfruit: It Can Regulate Blood Sugar Levels and Cleanse Colon Toxins


Jackfruit is an abnormal natural item that has a spot with the Moraceae plant family, nearby breadfruit, mulberry, and fig. It is neighborhood to South India and created in tropical areas.

This natural item has a spiky, yellow or green skin, anyway what makes it stand-out is its size. It is the greatest tree natural item on earth. It has a sweet taste which is a mix of the sorts of mangoes, apples, bananas, and pineapples.

It will in general be used as a meat substitute by veggie darlings and vegans, on account of the surface that resembles the one of destroyed meat.

Additionally it has a very amazing healthful profile, since a measure of crisp, crude, cut jackfruit gives around:
  • 0.7 milligram zinc (5 percent DV)
  • 59.4 milligrams phosphorus (6 percent DV)
  • 1 milligram iron (6 percent DV)
  • 56.1 milligrams calcium (6 percent DV)
  • 23.1 micrograms folate (6 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligram nutrient B6 (9 percent DV)
  • 490 IU nutrient A (10 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligram riboflavin (11 percent DV)
  • 500 milligrams potassium (14 percent DV)
  • 61.1 milligrams magnesium (15 percent DV)
  • 0.3 milligram copper (15 percent DV)
  • 0.3 milligrams manganese (16 percent DV)
  • 11.1 milligrams nutrient C (18 percent DV)
  • 2.6 grams fiber
  • 0.5 gram fat
  • 2.4 grams protein
  • 39.6 grams starches
  • 155 calories


Jackfruit is additionally a rich wellspring of calories and carbs, and can give incalculable medical advantages:

    1. This characteristic item is wealthy in calcium that progresses bone well-being and neutralizes osteoporosis and joint irritation.

    2. Jackfruit has been found to treat asthma and the running with signs like unbelievable trouble while breathing, wheezing and alarm assaults.

    3. Jackfruit is affluent in cell fortifications that stay away from free extreme harm and untimely maturing of the skin, while the high proportions of water keep the skin hydrated and anticipate wrinkles and scarcely discernible differences also.

    4. Being affluent in fructose and sucrose, essential sugars that are viably handled by the body, jackfruit controls glucose levels and stimulates the body.

    5. Jackfruits are a rich wellspring of cell reinforcements that cleanse the colon of toxins and decline the risk of colon malignant growth and heaps.

    6. This regular item is a rich wellspring of nutrient A that averts eye harm, helps vision and advances eye wellbeing, similarly as lutein zeaxanthin and beta carotene, which keep from degeneration of the retina, and diminishing the danger of waterfalls and macular degeneration

    7. Jackfruit is a rich wellspring of iron, which keeps from pallor and insufficiency of red platelets, and it helps the blood quality because of the huge measures of magnesium and copper.

    8. Jackfruit is a brilliant wellspring of potassium, which improves muscle work, counteracts harm of the heart and the corridors, controls the circulatory strain and it additionally diminishes the danger of stroke and heart assaults.

    9. A serving of 100 grams of jackfruits contains 1.5 grams of fiber which keeps the digestion tracts solid and clean, stays away from blockage, mellows the stool, and improves the assimilation.

    10. Jackfruit is wealthy in cancer prevention agents, for example, nutrient C, which is boosting the invulnerable framework and shielding us from influenza, colds, hacks and diseases.

      You can add jackfruit to sweet and inviting dishes, for instance, curries and treats. It might be eaten both, ready and unripe, likewise the roots and seeds are consumable as well. The seeds offer endless medical advantages likewise, and they can be ground in flour, bubbled and broiled.

      You can likewise discover jackfruit dried and simmered, and you can add it to stews and soups, use it in dessert, chips, jams and squeezes. Appreciate the rich taste of jackfruits when they are crude or new, include them in your preferred formulas so as to get all the medical advantages!

      June 09, 2019

      7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Drink Coffee Every Day


      We love our coffee, for sure—but what does it actually do to your body?

      There are statistics to prove it. In fact, 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink an average of 3.1 (8 oz) cups per day; the equivalent to 40 billion dollars spent solely on the ever-so-popular cup o’ Joe. With over half of the American adult population sharing the same admiration for good ol’ java, what’s happening inside our bodies if we’re drinking it every single day?

      You might decrease your chances of developing cancer and other diseases

      Since the discovery of the coffee plant, which is said to have originated in Ethiopia when a goat herder noticed his goats’ increased energy levels after they accidentally consumed the unknown berries, science has made great advances in the coffee world.

      For starters, the average American gets most of their antioxidants from coffee (with New York in the lead drinking almost seven times as much as the rest of the United States). With this in mind, by drinking black coffee every day, you are actually decreasing your chances of developing certain diseases.

      According to Beth Witherspoon, registered dietitian consultant for Community Coffee Company, “Moderate coffee consumption (3-5 cups daily) may be linked to decreased mortality from all causes, reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease, dementia, live cirrhosis, and certain cancers, including liver and endometrium.”

      Experts have even referred to coffee as a “miracle drug,” due to its miraculous ability to prevent such diseases. “Basically it helps you live longer,” says Janet Rich Pittman, Dementia Prevention Specialist and Senior Health Adviser, known as The Brain Nerd. Experts make a note, however, that coffee’s benefits are best attained with black caffeinated coffee. “For the antioxidants to work…you’ve got to give up your cream and sugar,” says Pittman. Or, give these healthy alternatives to coffee a try too.

      Your overall mood might improve

      In addition to preventing diseases, coffee’s caffeine content is directly correlated with your brain. These effects are especially seen at low levels of consumption (about 75 mg). According to Witherspoon, “Caffeine has been associated with positive actions on the brain, including improved mental alertness and attention, help with concentration, and improved mood.”

      On the note of an improved mood and, ultimately, a decrease in depression, according to the AARP, “Coffee cuts suicide risk. A 2013 study by Harvard’s School of Public Health found that those who drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day cut their suicide risk by 45 percent—possibly because caffeine’s stimulant effect helps boost people’s moods.”

      It might enhance memory retention

      While caffeine’s positive effect on alertness, attention, concentration, and mood is not such a surprise, its ability to enhance memory retention is based on a study. According to the journal Nature Neuroscience, “Caffeine enhanced performance 24 hours after administration…We conclude that caffeine enhanced consolidation of long-term memories in humans.”

      It is important to note that more caffeine is not necessarily better nor will it always prove to have a positive impact on productivity. On the flip side, here’s how quitting coffee affects your body.


      It might help you become a better athlete

      Coffee-loving athletes: you’re in luck. As it turns out, athletes benefit from both mental and physical properties derived from coffee. According to Witherspoon, “The all-natural caffeine in coffee has been associated with improved physical performance, especially in aerobic or endurance exercise. The amount of caffeine recommended for performance improvement is 2-6 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight (1kg = 2.2lbs). That’s about 1 to 4 (8 oz.) cups of regular brewed coffee for someone weighing 150 pounds.”

      Ultimately, caffeine may heighten performance during both prolonged and short-term workouts. Caffeine also reacts with receptors in the brain to “turn off” the part that recognizes adenosine, the chemical that causes a tired sensation. In that sense, there is a decrease in feelings of fatigue as well as pain. Caffeine’s ability to increase concentration and alertness also aides in a successful workout. Check out these myths about coffee that every drinker should know.

      It might negatively affect your daily routine if consumed in excess

      Now for the downsides. First, if an excess of coffee is consumed, some individuals may experience negative side effects, such as anxiety, panic, restless sleep, insomnia, and caffeine dependence. According to the American Heart Association, “Caffeine-habituated individuals can experience ‘caffeine withdrawal’ 12–24 hours after the last dose of caffeine. It resolves within 24–48 hours. The most prominent symptom is headache.” As with overdoing anything, fatality is also a possibility.

      Studies also show that a lethal dose of caffeine consumed within one day is 100 (8 oz) cups; this may vary from person to person due to it being metabolized differently for everybody. Familiarize yourself with these signs you’re drinking too much coffee if you’re concerned about your coffee consumption.

      It might raise your cholesterol levels (depending upon how you brew it)

      If cholesterol is something that you are concerned about, you may also want to double-check how your coffee is being brewed. If you use a French press, a percolator, or prefer to drink espresso, then your coffee consists of a significantly higher amount of cafestol than if you use paper filtered or instant coffee, which causes the body’s low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels to rise. The reasoning for this is the filter’s ability to separate the coffee from its cholesterol-increasing oils, called terpenes.

      Your blood pressure might increase—but there are no negative long-term effects

      Lastly, coffee can cause an increase in blood pressure. Typically, this increase is short, temporary, and will result in no negative effects in the long-run. According to, “Major dietary factors linked to high blood pressure and heart disease…typically contribute to stiffness of the blood vessels…Regular coffee consumption, however, was observed to have no such harmful influence on blood vessels.” Now, read about easy ways to make your coffee habit healthy.

      June 09, 2019

      What is Sleep Paralysis: Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

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      Have you ever woken up unable to move or speak? Have you ever felt a negative energy in your room with no explanation? You might have experienced sleep paralysis. 

      What is Sleep Paralysis?

      Sleep paralysis is the temporary inability to control your body’s movements or speech while you’re between sleeping and wakefulness. The frightening sensation usually lasts only seconds to minutes, and is sometimes accompanied by the sense that there is an ominous presence nearby. Some people experience a heaviness on their chest, have hallucinations, or are unable to open their eyes during sleep paralysis (though many people do have eye control).

      Sleep paralysis is not usually a frequent occurrence, but you should seek medical attention if you:

      • experience sleep paralysis regularly
      • can’t fall asleep because of anxiety or fear about sleep paralysis
      • show the symptoms of narcolepsy, including chronic fatigue, falling asleep during the day, and temporary loss of muscle control

      What Causes Sleep Paralysis?

      Sleep paralysis happens during the process of waking up, or less commonly, falling asleep. It is caused by REM cycles overlapping with wakefulness.

      Usually, your sleep follows this rough pattern:

      Stage 1
      : The first stage of sleep is what you might call “nodding off”. Your brain takes approximately 7 minutes to go from actively awake to an early stage of sleep. During this stage, noises or movements can easily interrupt your sleep.

      Stage 2
      : Your brain takes about 20-30 minutes to approach a deep sleep. You don’t usually experience dreams in this stage.

      Stage 3
      : You’re sleeping deeply, and (apart from people who talk in their sleep), you don’t usually stir in this stage. You experience rapid eye movements (REM) and dream in this stage. Over the course of the average night, your brain cycles between stages 2 and 3, with longer periods of REM towards the tail end of the night.

      When someone experiences sleep paralysis, however, their brain enters stage 2 and even stage 1 while still experiencing REM sleep.

      What are the Risk Factors of Sleep Paralysis?

      Sleep paralysis is most common among teens and young adults, however other risk factors can make the experience more likely:
      • Sleep disorders like narcolepsy
      • Disrupted sleep-wake cycle
      • Sleeping on back
      • Genetics
      • Emotional trauma
      • Depression
      • Panic disorders

      How to Prevent Sleep Paralysis

      In some cases, doctors prescribe anti-depressants that alter sleep cycles, however most cases of sleep paralysis can be improved with small adjustments to your routine.
      1. Ensure you’re reaching your recommended sleeping time.
      2. Avoid screen time before bed. Keep your sleeping environment dark and quiet.
      3. Keep your bedtime and wake-up time the same every day (yes, even on weekends).
      4. Exercise regularly, but not within 4 hours of going to sleep.
      5. Avoid caffeine and large meals in the evening.

      Tips for Getting Out of Sleep Paralysis

      While sleep paralysis won’t last long, it can still be a scary experience. Some people who suffer from sleep paralysis recommend these tricks for cutting the experience short while it’s happening.
      • Try to focus on exactly where the back of your head meets your pillow. Concentrating on this real physical sensation can help anchor you to the real world and pull you out of your dream.
      • If you can, try breathing irregularly (such as taking two breaths out, one breath in, etc.).
      • Don’t try to talk. It can make the experience scarier when you’re unable to. Instead, try tensing up various muscle groups.
      • Try practicing lucid dreaming. Being able to control your dreams can help you stop the unwanted hallucinations.
      • Just remember that this is a dream. As scary as it can be, it will pass.
      By Emese Graham , The Hearty Soul 

      Saturday, June 8, 2019

      June 08, 2019

      Man Buys Girlfriend $99,000 Worth of Ocean as Chinese Valentine’s Day Gift

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      A Chinese woman recently took to social media to express her surprise at the gift she received from her boyfriend of May 20, one of three annual romantic holidays in China. She apparently received the usage rights to 210 hectares of open ocean.

      Located off the coast of Shandong province, near Cheniushan Island, the stretch of ocean previously belonged to to a fish farming company and was acquired by the woman’s boyfriend via online auction.

      The man, surnamed Zhang, reportedly paid 682,662 yuan (around $99,000) for it and offered it to his girlfriend as a way to make amends for not buying her a gift on May 20. While not the most romantic gesture in history, it definitely gave the woman a chance to boast about her unusual gift on social mediaLocal media in China’s Shandong province published screenshots from popular social app WeChat that appeared to show the woman telling her friends that her boyfriend had surprised her by buying her “part of the sea” after she complained to him about forgetting about her May 20 gift.

      She even shared a screenshot of the auction page that shows both the winning bid price as well as a map location and pictures of the ocean area.

      While some of the people commenting on the viral social media post seemed amused by the boyfriend’s “romantic” gesture, most expressed disbelief and even labeled the whole thing fake. After all, how could someone just buy usage rights to a piece of ocean? Well, apparently they can.

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      Beijing-based lawyer Zhang Xinnian told Chinese publication The Paper that Zhang’s bid is legitimate, according to Chinese law.

      “Property law states that territorial waters belong to the country and cannot be sold or bought. However, the country also protects usage rights that are acquired legally,” the lawyer said.” According to China’s law on sea area use, organizations and individuals can apply for sea usage rights with the marine affairs administrative department.”

      Furthermore, people who obtain the rights to such areas can transfer, rent or mortgage them at any point during the lease. It’s not clear what the woman plans to do with her 210 hectares of ocean, and some claim that her boyfriend’s gesture isn’t very practical.

      “What’s the point of auctioning usage rights for the sea? Is he bidding for a fish farm because his girlfriend likes seafood?” one Weibo user commented.


      Friday, June 7, 2019

      June 07, 2019

      Drinking Alcohol Tied To Long Life In New Study

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      Drinking could help you live longer—that's the good news for happy-hour enthusiasts from a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. According to the study, people who live to 90 or older often drink moderately.

      Neurologist Claudia Kawas and her team at the University of California, Irvine, have been studying the habits of people who live until their 90s since 2003. There's a paltry amount of research on the oldest-old group, defined as 85 and older by the Social Security Administration, and Kawas wanted to delve into the lifestyle habits of those who live past 90. She began asking about dietary habits, medical history and daily activities via survey, wondering if such data could help identify trends among these who lived longest. Ultimately she gathered information on the habits of 1,700 people between the ages of 90-99.

      At the AAAS meeting last week, Kawas reported some results. According to the research, drinking two glasses of beer or wine every day was linked to decreasing risk of dying prematurely by 18 percent, The Independent reported.

      “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Kawas said at the conference, according to the publication.

      The results do not show causation, only an unexplained link between drinking and longevity. More information is needed about how the study was conducted before treating wine as the drink at the fountain of youth.

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      In general, research on alcohol has shown mixed results. A recent study published in Scientific Reports showed that drinking might help clear toxins from the brain. The study was conducted on mice, who were given the human equivalent of two and a half alcoholic beverages.

      Dr. Maiken Nedergaard of the University of Rochester Medical Center told Newsweek at the time that alcohol did have real health benefits. “Except for a few types of cancer, including unfortunately breast cancer, alcohol is good for almost everything,” Nedergaard said.

      But a growing amount of research indicates that the benefits might not outweigh the risks. In November 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a statement warning that any drinking, including light alcohol consumption, increased the chances of developing breast, colon, esophageal, larynx and oral cancers. And in January, researchers from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, found that alcohol caused irreversible DNA damage in the stem cells of animals. Their discovery was published in the journal Nature.

      The latest findings are encouraging, and tempting to place alongside reports from centenarians who credit whiskey as an elixir for long life. But it's probably best not to treat alcohol as a prescription for longevity just yet.

      By Melissa Matthews, Newsweek
      June 07, 2019

      Increase Blood Platelets, Kill Cancer, Heal Ulcers And Control Diabetes With Papaya Leaf Juice

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      It is notable that Christopher Columbus called ecclesiastical “heavenly natural product”. This like natural product draws from southern Mexico and Central America however prevails in most tropical regions.

      Papaya is most regularly utilized for making juices and servings of mixed greens or pastries. It has certain restorative properties because of its rich nourishing arrangement, and in the article beneath discover what it is.

      Papaya leaf might be the most impeccable piece of this “radiant organic product”. The most ideal approach to devour them is positively to savor the type of tea. They can likewise be found in containers and powder.

      The University of Florida inquire about affirmed that papaya leaf contains operators that devastate disease cells, particularly cervical malignant growth, prostate, liver, bosom and lung malignant growth.

      It ought to be borne as a primary concern that these examinations were done on cell societies or research center creatures are as yet primer.

      It has been demonstrated that papaya leaf compounds can process gluten and ensure against stomach ulcers, specialists from the Livestrong Health Portal state.

      Numerous cancer prevention of mixes found in papaya leaf can shield the living being from harm and act immunomodulation and mitigating.

      Focal points of papaya leaves for diabetics 

      In Mexican prevalent drug, Papaya leaves are utilized in the treatment of diabetes and different infections. Ongoing investigations have indicated positive outcomes. Papaya leaves diminish glucose and cholesterol in rodents with diabetes essentially.

      The leaf remove builds insulin affect ability, recovers the islet cells in the pancreas and shields them from harming free radicals. It additionally secures the liver, kidneys and improves its capacity. Papaya leaf juice can be viewed as a decent beverage for the treatment and anticipation of diabetes.

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      Step by step instructions to make papaya leaf squeeze and how to drink it: 

      It’s straightforward. In the event that you have a juicer, put cleaned papaya leaves and make a characteristic juice absent much exertion.

      Spot the juice in glass containers and store it in the cooler. You have to drink the juice inside 4 to 5 days.


      Papaya leaves are excessively severe and it is ideal to begin devouring 1 tablespoon daily. A limit of two tablespoons per day. Try not to drink water (or any liquid) following the juice. Give the juice a chance to do its own.

      Pretty much 50ml (under 2 ounces) on a day of the juice is sufficient to help raise the blood tally of the platelet tally.

      For well-being support, expend only one tablespoon of papaya leaf squeeze multi day for your liver well-being, and advantage from its enemy of oxidant and mitigating properties.