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Age-Defying Natural Foods for the Twenty-Somethings

nutsforskin Experts say that the best time to take skin care seriously is during our 20s. Medically speaking, this is the time when the skin is able generally to fully recover from the erratic hormonal changes during the person’s puberty stage. Aside from this, health practices during the age of 20s will also greatly determine one’s overall condition in the latter part of their lives. The old principle of ‘prevention is better than cure’ remains true and relevant to proper skin care.

Despite the high availability of skin care products now, skin experts are still not discounting the role of nourishing food to achieving radiant skin. “There’s a different glow from someone who is taking care of their skin inside and out,” Dr. Abueva suggests. Oftentimes, these foods are also have their own age-defying components, so there’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars for age-defying products anymore.

Here are some of the easy to find food that your 40-year old self will thank you for eating:

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– all types of yogurts are rich in protein. Consequently, proteins have also been known to make skin become firmer, which means delayed development of wrinkles. Other dairy products are also known to have the same effect. The benefits of yogurt to the skin’s health have been highly positive that some women even apply yogurt directly to your face.

Chocolates

– those days when you’re too scared to munch on chocolates due to the fear of developing zits are officially over in your 20s. Besides, several skin experts have already busted the chocolate myths, and even hailed the food as one of the best skin anti-oxidants. The darker the chocolate, the better it is for the skin.

Citruses

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– aside from loads of Vitamin C that you can get from citrus fruits, they are also overflowing with anti-oxidants, which are essential in preventing cellular damage. Your skin can never get enough of these antioxidants, so eat those berries, away!

Nuts

– nuts , especially walnuts are typically rich in omega-3, which has been known to catalyze collagen production. More collagen means better skin elasticity, which

also helps in fighting wrinkles. Other food items that are rich in omega-3 include fish and linseeds oil.

Finally, it may not be classified as food, but water is one of the most essential skin foods out there. It’s the cheapest moisturizer you can give your skin. So make sure to stay hydrated to achieve younger looking skin, everyday.

How Predictable Has Earth’s Climate Been?

In the 1970s, when we had fairly stable climate conditions, there were speculations that the earth could be going into a very cold period. This proved to be incorrect because temperatures warmed up and the global warming mantra kicked off.

We experienced a period of severe weather conditions after this period, and then we started hearing ‘climate change’ all over the world.

The question now is this: have we really been able to correctly predict what the earth’s weather is going to be, or are we simply figuring out words to falsely predict our planet’s weather? It just seems as though the earth is simply following a systematic pattern or cycle that we have not been able to correctly understand.

We really have to admit that the global warming exponents have been very flexible and adaptable about the answers given to bugging questions concerning our earth’s climate.

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Recently, we have had a new phrase in our climate change dictionary: Global Climate Disruption. It has been said that climate change is directly related to the frequency of hurricane occurrence on the earth.

This raises another question, how then do we explain some really weird events in the earth’s weather that took place in the early 1930s and those hurricanes that happened before we started naming them?

In fact, so many of the predictions concerning climates have proved false, leading us to wonder what premeditates those climate alarms.

Well, we can only conclude that the earth has been going through series of cycles in its climate, and until we come to understand it, we can only speculate at best.

Are We Still Expecting Earth’s Polar Shifts?

Polar shifts were predicted for the earth by some theorists; suggesting that the earth was going to be turned over on its axis, resulting to the South Pole becoming the north, while the North Pole takes over the position of the south.

We already know that the earth rotates on its axis, and by this rotation we are able to correctly calculate the locations of the North and South Poles. The polar shift will have adverse and catastrophic environmental effects on the earth were it to occur.

The earth will experience tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes as well as hurricanes. There are going to be severe and dramatic changes that will permanently affect the planet and the lives within it. The only way to describe the destruction that will face the earth in such situations is disaster for mankind, because of the loss that will be experienced in terms of communication, electricity and infrastructure.

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But today, we have not gotten any real warning regarding the earth’s polar shift from any government or scientific agency. The question now is this, was the information on earth’s polar shift true or was it purely conspiracy and rumor?

If it was true, then we can conclude that probably it was announced too early, or that it isn’t going to happen anymore. Otherwise, it remains to be seen what feedback the announcement of such disaster is supposed to generate for the announcers.

Of course, it is everyone’s heart desire that such does not happen to our planet anytime, now or in the future.

 

Getting the Right Ingredients for a Food Business

With the change in climate affecting production of food in the world today, it has become a huge business to get on the band wagon of food production. Sometimes it can be daunting when considering the challenges one has to face to succeed in the industry with its so many big competitors.

There are so many ways of promoting a food business, but these tips help you get the right natural foods for consumption.

The first and very important tip is to get quality and fresh foods material for your business. You can promote your business by ensuring your foods are always fresh either by using the refrigerator or using them when they are still fresh from the supplier. The ingredients used should also be safe for consumers.

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As part of ensuring that your food business succeeds, always see to it that only fresh foods are used in food preparation.  When food ingredients stay longer and are used for cooking foods, they can introduce materials that are harmful to consumers.

This can be possible by growing some of the perishable ingredients used frequently in the business, especially if it is a restaurant. Vegetables and fruits can be grown in a garden exclusively meant of the restaurant.

Once you have secured supplies from natural sources for preparing foods, then you can seek to get approval from the available food and drug agency in your area. They will ensure you have the right processes for preparing safe foods.

Tips on Farm Fencing

In case you have the desire to grow your some fruits in a small farm, one challenging task especially for new farmers is fencing the farms. There are various quick fix ways of doing it; however that will end being more expensive in the long run. In installing fences for farm, strength, maintenance requirements, durability as well as how long the fence could serve should be taken into consideration.

Even though it has to be within your budget, you have to ensure that you balance cost with the quality of fencing materials you are getting. And so when making decisions regarding the fencing equipment, you have to take note of the following tips:

Ensure that the wire has enough tension up to the manufacturer’s guideline. This can be found in the catalogue, provided by the supplier.

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The wire will last longer when post clips are used. The wires are not meant to be run into holes in a post; else this will remove the wire coating soon.

Do not forget to be conscious of your physical safety while doing the farm fencing. Safety materials such as gloves and goggles are essential, so you don’t expose yourself to sharp objects.

To eliminate the difficulty of tying individual knots together, Gripple is used. This tool also helps you tension wires appropriately. This tool is important that it has to always be available in your tool box.

One importance of giving farms fencing, especially the ones behind homes is the fact they are environmentally friendly. And also by fencing the farm, you prevent damage to vegetables and fruits that took a lot of hard work to plant and grow.

How to Remove Snow from your Surroundings Quickly

With the drastic changes in the climatic conditions today, the weather has really become unpredictable. But no matter how surprising our weather has always turned out, we can prepare appropriately for it, especially when welcoming the winter season.

It’s always better to prepare well for the coming of snow than to start working on it after it is all over the place. You will be able to have more warmth and comfort during the winter period by applying a little common sense in preparing for the snow.

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There are several forms of de-icing salt available to choose from. The salt bins available on the streets could be used to clear your drive or walkway. You can also decide to buy the bucket to keep for your garage and other parts of your surrounding before the first flakes even hit the ground.

The important thing here is to ensure you have your de-icing salt long before the snow starts. This way, when the snow falls they don’t settle on the ground, but immediately melts when in contact with the de-icing salt. Except in situations where the snow falls heavily, then you can take the manual route in removing the snow.

Before stepping out to remove the snow, of course you know you have to be well protected. But ensure you also do some stretching and prepare the muscles for the cold outside, to minimize any potential hurt to your body. With the de-icing salt already on the bottom of the snow heap, it becomes easier to shovel.

Climate Change – A Brief Overview

The term climate change has gained more usage in the last few decades when more and more concerned citizens become acutely aware of the changes in climate that are happening in their area. Many believe that the changes in the climate are direct consequences of human activities that have boomed over the last century. Here’s a quick look at what is climate change.

So what exactly is climate change? When people are talking about climate change, they’re talking about exactly that – the changes that happen in the climate. These changes are caused when natural processes like volcanic eruptions or the cyclic changes in solar activity give direct impact to the climate system. However, it is a general consensus now that the recent climate change is caused by human activities.

Are we really causing climate change? The climate has changed throughout the history of the world – the ice age showed us that. However, with the increase of industrial activities by human in the past century or so, climate change has been attributed to human activities. Burning of fossil fuels, increasing number of coal-fired power stations and major deforestation all contribute to the release of greenhouse gas. This gas forms a blanket over the Earth and traps heat, causing average temperature to increase and therefore warming certain parts of the world.

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Is climate change that bad? If unaddressed, yes. Climate change will cause excessive heat on the Earth’s surface. This in turn will melt glaciers and causes sea level to rise, flooding lower landed areas. There will be more carbon dioxide content in the air and this can affect the natural make up of crops and plants’ growth, throwing it out of scale.

Scientists around the world are working hard in addressing climate change so that it can be contained and not disrupt the Earth’s natural temperature and balance.

Climate Change vs. Global Warming

These terms are often interchangeably used by those describing the conditions of the Earth’s temperature. Understanding the causes and effects of the two will help to distinguish the difference between climate change and global warming.

Global warming is caused when the sunray penetrates the Earth’s ozone layer, releases its heat and the heat is unable to escape the Earth’s atmosphere. The heat is unable to escape the atmosphere because it is blocked by the greenhouse gas, which is a type of gas that is caused by human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and excessive release carbon dioxide. Other than carbon dioxide, this gas is made of water vapor, methane and nitrous dioxide. This gas forms a blanket around the Earth and warms the surface area, causing the average temperature to rise. With global warming, the average temperature rises but it can also mean certain parts of the Earth cools. Generally, global warming describes the continued increase in average global surface temperature.

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Climate change on the other hand is caused by natural processes of the Earth like volcanic eruptions that cause changes in the climate system. These processes alter the climate by changing the average conditions like every day temperature and the changeability in weather. Certain climate change side effects like the increase acidity in the ocean that causes coral bleaching is not caused by global warming but rather by the increase of carbon dioxide in the ocean water due to excessive carbon in the air. Recently, climate change has been attributed to the increase of human activities.

So, in other words, global warming is actually a part of climate change’s side effect, making the climate change the bigger piece of the puzzle. Although some may argue on the distinct difference between climate change and global warming, they are essentially talking about the same thing – the changes in the Earth’s condition due to human activities.

Understanding Extreme Weather Conditions Using Weather Simulators

So many people have experienced severe weather conditions ranging from hurricanes to wildfires, storms and even dust storms, all of which can be very disastrous on people and property. These people have firsthand experience what it means to survive these weather situations already.

Some others have not experienced any sort of extreme weather condition, which explains why they seem not to care when told to evacuate because a serious storm is coming.

So what if some weather simulators were developed that could allow people have the experience of an extreme weather condition like a storm in real life?

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The truth is that most people living in some parts of the world really don’t know what wildfires are like, neither can they imagine how strong wind storms can be. Such 140 miles an hour winds that can literally blow people away. Maybe by blowing strong air on people that could knock them onto soft surfaces, they’ll get an idea what wind storms are like.

These could be set up in amusement parks, or can be built in such a way they are taken round the communities during events. This will also be very vital for the kids to know what storms are like. And more importantly, learn how they can survive during such situations.

When this happens, you won’t be surprised to see some these kids choosing to become Coast Guards, or join humanitarian units that help people trapped in such extreme situations in the future. Their minds will begin getting ready to solve future challenges associated with weather circumstances.

Tips To Survive Severe Storms

With climate change has come increasing weather disturbances, not only for those living in the coastal parts of the cities, but inland dwellers too. When there is a warning for a hurricane or a severe storm, there are important tips to abide by that will ensure that the effect of the disaster is at least minimal on your home.

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Tip 1 – Always ensure that you keep a rechargeable LED lamp with you, as well as extra batteries for flashlights. Where these are not available, use slow burning candles instead of the scented ones. Make sure they are not left unattended to while sleeping. Watch the kids too when they go near them.

Tip 2 – Before things become too disorganised, contact the local Red Cross or authorities and keep their numbers with you. Find the closest shelter in your neighbourhood especially if you have too much damage in your home.

Tip 3 – Prepare a bag that can contain about two days clothing for each member of the family. Also go with necessary toiletries, while keeping the things a baby might need in a different baby bag.

Tip 4 – If you have more than one car, separate them by a good distance. This will prevent you from losing both cars in the case of any disasters. It is usually a great idea to keep one of them in a shelter while the other is kept away from trees, tall objects or power cables that could fall on them.

Tip 5 – Always stay away from doors and windows and try not to vacate immediately except if the home suffers enough structural damage that is significant to leave it for the storm outside. Else, with minor damages like shattered windows or a fallen tree on the roof, it is safer to remain in there.

Tips on Choosing the Right Type of Garden

So you have a space in your home where you have decided to get your hands dirty with some humus? That is good, because there’s nothing as satisfying as eating the fruits of your garden labor. However, you really have to make up your mind as to which type of garden is most suitable for you to cultivate – especially if you are just starting out.

Some factors such as your garden space, the time you will have for the garden, the weather conditions in your area, water supply, the quality of the soil and even the current condition of the garden right now; have to be put into consideration when making your decision.

If the garden space is large enough, you can consider planting flowers, fruits and flowers in different segments of the farm at the same time. More time is also required if you are going to do this.

The easiest type of garden to start with is a flower garden, stocked full of perennials that give you firsthand experience with gardening. You can visit a local horticulturist for some advice.

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A vegetable garden is also good, as it provides you with food from your own garden and also requires less of your time. You just need to know and consider the right ones to plant in their seasons and wait for them to mature.

Though time demanding, a fruit garden is a great choice for gardening. You also have to stave off the infestation of insects and pests to your fruits. However, if you enjoy eating fruits a lot, the time spent in taking care of your fruit garden is really worth it and should not discourage you.

So whichever choice you make, you will really enjoy the freshness and natural foods that appear on your table at meals.

Tapping Energy from Lightning for Electricity – How Possible?

We all know how incredibly strong some lightning strikes can be – especially during storms. Lightning is caused by the release of electrons as a result of friction between the earth and the atmosphere.

The lots of energy at the end of the earth’s atmosphere where it is in contact with space can really be tapped and even recycled for generation of electricity by humans.

It is important to also note that lightning does not only take place in the earth. It has been discovered that Mars, Jupiter and some other planets experience strong lightning storms in them. There really is a lot of energy involved when lightning takes place.

Based on scientific discoveries, some lightning bolts that happen carry so much energy and power that if harnessed can provide enough electricity to meet the needs of a whole city. You can then imagine what it would be like if we could store and convert this energy for our use.

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The truth is that the energy produced by wind power for instance, may not exceed that that we could tap from lightning. The negative effects of wind power are well documented, ranging from its disturbing environmental noise, and the fact that it is not a steady or reliable source of energy.

And so we could begin researching to find ways of making use of the energy released during lightning. Though it may be unclear yet how we could tap into this potential, it still represents another alternative we can pursue to achieve a green and safe planet.