It is not every day that one gets to describe a drag race. Bugatti has revealed a video and several images showing off the duel that took place at Dassault’s headquarters in France recently.
The drag race took place at an airstrip in Landivisiau, northwest France. The Chiron featured in the drag race is one of the only 20 units ever made of the ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ edition. It is the French luxury marque’s way of honouring French aviation and the former Bugatti drivers of the golden age who also piloted airplanes.
The special edition Bugatti Chiron Sport ‘Les LeÌ gendes du Ciel,’ limited to just 20 units, packs a 8.0-litre W16 engine delivering a bonkers 1,500PS of power and 1,600Nm of torque. Paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive, the hypercar is capable of a top speed of 420kmph.
The Bugatti Chiron Sport takes the lead soon after setting off. The hyper sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds and to 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds. It takes 13.1 seconds to hit a speed of 300 km/h and 32.6 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h, a speed at which pilot, Etienne, and the Rafale Marine look to match to take off. The aircraft hits 165 km/h after 150 meters and 210 km/h after 250 meters, and takes off after 450 meters at around 260 km/h.
“I moved away from the Rafale for the first few hundred meters, but after a few hundred more meters, he was about 20 meters above and next to me in the tunes. An incredible and fantastic spectacle,” explains Pierre-Henri Raphanel.
often times in our life all passed through various kind of sickness. Yet we know about the mighty healer, our attention first turns to doctors and medications, because we live in this world following the reality of this world. But here is the one who never denies to heal you.
The Doctor Who Consult All His Patients
If you need to meet a doctor you should schedule yourself for his time, then you need to reach hospital or dispensary, get the token and wait for your turn. If you become late to reach at hospital you miss to meet doctor on the same day. Always we should wait for doctors for their time. There is a Doctor who surprises us all, the doctor here has no time limit and he never denies anyone to meet him personally at anytime. His target is to consult all patients who comes to meet him for their healing.
ThisDoctor In Peter’s Home
Here the doctor is at Simon Peter’s home at Capernaum. All the people came to know about this doctor from His synagogue service and from Simon Peter’s home when He healed Peter’s mother-in-law from fever. Now a days people are confused at the time to meet a doctor and specialist, for various kind of sickness.
People Trusted At His Miraculous Service
Here when the people knew this doctor was at Peter’s home and about his service in synagogue and Simon Peters home, people did not bothered about the various kind of sickness they are or about His specialization of treatment, rather they trust at this Doctor’s miraculous treatment and His dedication, who is Jesus as a teacher and a doctor at Capernaum.
News Of The DOCTOR’S Services
This news of the synagogue miracle and that of the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law quickly traveled, and at sunset it was like a hospital at the door of Peter’s home. The miracle service of the demoniac in synagogue encouraged the people to bring all the demon-possessed they could, and Jesus healed them all, imposing upon them a vow of silence in regard to His identity as the Messiah. The instant and the entire healing of the fever stricken woman inspired friends to bring all the ailing person of the town to Him so that, in the coolness of the evening with the setting sun registering the end of the Sabbath, Jesus could heal them.
Dedication Of The Doctor
Tired though he must have been because of the limitation of His humanity, Jesus began his healing mission afresh continuing far into the night His toilsome work, until He had healed them all. His sympathy was individual for “he laid His hand on every one of them”
Compassionate Doctor Who Never Denies You
Jesus never saw a multitude without having compassion for all who formed it, and no sufferer even made application for relief in vain. What a day that was for Capernaum as Jesus, in ceaseless energy, crowded the day with so many loving deeds! What a miracle he himself was! Beholding the manifestation of his power, we wonder still more at the miracle of his unused power. The miracles of the Sabbath were looked upon as a fulfillment of the prophetic word. Isaiah 53:4 “himself took our infirmities and bare our sickness.”
Jesus The One Who Heals You
Jesus drew to himself and absorbed the suffering around Him. In Him, they all met, so that in Him they should all be done away. He bore sickness “inasmuch as He bore the mortal suffering life, in which alone He could bring them to an end, and finally swallow up death, and all that lead to death, in victory.”
So let’s come near to Jesus Christ who is always ready to heals and comfort us.
Chakrasana or the Wheel Pose is linked to many health benefits, including better lung function. Learn the benefits of practicing this yoga asana and how to do it correctly. Chakrasana is also called Urdva Dhanurasana. Chakrasana is one of the excellent backward bending asanas that helps yoga practitioners gain greater flexibility. This asana brings more flexibility to your spine. In gymnastics and acrobatics, this position is known as back bridge.
This pose should not be performed without a proper warm-up. Before practicing this asana, you can begin with sukshma vyayam or subtle exercises to prepare your body for this pose.
How To Perform Wheel Pose
Lie down on the back with two hands on your side.
Bend the knees and bring the heels near to your buttocks as much as possible. Your heels should be about one foot apart wider as your shoulder.
Now, raise your hands and bring them back to the side of your ears. You can place your palms on floor with fingers pointing towards shoulders.
Lift body up by using proper support of your feet as well as palms and slightly rotate your head looking towards your floor.
Stretch your shoulder, buttoks and thighs. In the last position, the body looks similar as arch, almost similar to a wheel. Based on your individual practice and ability maintain the pose.
In order to release this position, you can lower the body till it safely touches the ground. You can straighten your two legs. Your hands can go reverse to the normal position to its sides.
This yoga pose should be followed by the forward bending positions in order to counteract any pressure due to your back bend.
You can maintain this Chakrasana pose for 30 seconds to 3 minute as per stability and strength.
How To Breath During Wheel Pose
Breath-in– as you raise your body in to Chakrasana position.
Breath-out– as you are coming down and bending your legs and arms slowly, bending the chin towards your chest, as well as gently release your shoulders, waist, buttocks and head onto ground. At final, you can breathe and relax normally.
Benifits Of Wheel Pose
• The chest expands and the lungs get more oxygen – this makes the pose especially beneficial for asthma patients. • It reduces the stress and tension in the body. • Sharpens eyesight. • This asana helps to strengthen the back and increases the elasticity of the spine. • It reduces the fat in the abdominal area and tones the digestive and reproductive organs. • It strengthens the muscles of the hands and the legs. • It stimulates the endocrine glands and maintains the body metabolism at an optimal level. • It stimulates the processes of the liver, spleen, and kidneys. • It enhances the purification and circulation of blood. • It gives peace and clarity of thought. • It removes tiredness and makes you feel energised. • It is good for infertility and osteoporosis. • It builds stamina. • It removes dullness from the body and mind.
Most importantly, this yoga pose should be completely avoided by individual who suffer from the high blood pressure, cardiac ailments, vertigo and cardiac ailments and who have recently undergone surgeries.
Individuals who are suffering from critical spinal column ailments, like lumbar spondylitis and cervical should completely avoid this pose.
It is not recommended for people who suffer from blood pressure, chronic diseases and heart troubles.
You avoid this pose if you are suffering from serious hernia.
For a man to meet his daily need he needs to work. If we not work properly or denies to work or find excuse to work hard, we will not meet our needs in our life and become lazy and feel bored in our life. No man can live without working and all toil have it’s own reward or wages or result.
But if when your toil turns to vain without reward or wages or result how big will be that disappointment and displeasure in life. In some point of life we all face such disappointment and displeasure. I heard many said and some complaint’s that “I work hard but doesn’t make sense; I am not rewarded for my hard works; management companies never mind when I gave my best”
Man’s Futile Toil
Let me introduce you one incident; here is a man who toiled hard and his toil becomes futile, if Any of us are in this situation sure we will be disappointed. We may faced some situation in our life the same way. Here’s a man named Peter who work hard whole night for catching fish resulted to futile toil.
Good Heart To Give
When he was winding up his nets Jesus met Peter and asked to give his boat as a pulpit as a stage for His work. Peter had a good heart to give his boat to Jesus even after all night of his toil become futile, but Jesus was certain to choose Peter’s boat. Peter did what Jesus was asked to him, giving his boat and Jesus sat down and thought the people from boat. Once he finished preaching he did not left Peter without rewarding him for letting his boat as pulpit for His work.
Expert Peter Replied Jesus From His Experience
Jesus said to Peter “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”(Luke 5:4 NIV). By this Peter was certain that Jesus has no idea about the lake of Gennesaret and fishing.
Peter replied to Jesus “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything”(Luke 5:5 NIV). By his reply Peter was teaching Jesus “master it’s not the time to catch fish- we’re at day now, night is the time to fish, I am an expert in fishing, I tried hard last night skillfully which is the right time for put down nets for fishing, but even at that proper time I catch nothing- so what makes sense to catch the fish at daytime when the sun is shining upon and piercing the water where we not get nothing.”
Respect For Jesus Words
But even though respecting Jesus as a master and a teacher Peter replied “But because you say so, I will let down the net.” Peter might think to himself ‘I will obey his command although I know the result will be futile.
Miracles At Obedience
When Peter did what Jesus said, there was a big catch of large number of fish that their nets began to break they took the help of their companions boats to help them and they reached for help, and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
Peter astonished at the greatest catch of one net. Peter who was working since a long year in the same lake at same profession could not understand the way and the principles of this great catch. The moment was so astonishing for Peter. Never in his life he fished at night and sure this will be the greatest catch of fish throughout his profession. Strage thing happened out from all their experience. He couldn’t get time to realize as this was a miracle. But somehow understood and revealed about the foreknowledge of Jesus as a Master, Teacher and now has a Lord. Peter never expect that the word of Jesus turns into live miracle. Peter was sure by his reply “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything” now Peter with guilt on him for what he teached Jesus about his futile toil about past night and from his expertise.
Many often Jesus guide each of us out from our experience and expectations to be filled. But always our expectations are in seasons, we never expect at off seasons because we never saw it nor we get anything out off seasons- we say the time is gone. But Jesus assures us that His words and guidance bring miracles live for us.
Now he fell at Jesus knees and said “go away from me Lord I am a sinful man”-(even though I am an expertise in fishing and know every principle of fishing, about the lake, having great experience I never realized the greatest power of Your word, and You. You are so greater than all I have and I gained- above my experience, skills, knowledge, and confidence, so go away from me Lord I am a sinful man). Peter realised that Jesus was not as a normal Teacher or Master or Prophet, but His teachings, His word, astonishing live miracle revealed Jesus as Lord for Peter.
Jesus Teaches You New
In our lives we often think we are experts having many years of experience- we know better about our situation and circumstances, we know the proper time and place, when and where to Invest; so we choose our ways in life instead of learning His new ways. But our Lord Jesus Christ wants to teach you something new out from your expertise, skills, ability and experience, about his time, place and about his ways. His ways are not the ways what you expect but strange and new for you. We can trust Jesus than anyone in this world when He is our teacher. So lets learn from and experience its beauty.
Jesus Wants To Get In Your Boat
Here as Peter let his boat to Jesus after a futile toil from past night, give your life to Jesus or your futile toiled life or your empty life or discouraging life of your past to Jesus. He know to use your boat(life) even if it is empty, if toiled vain. Allowing Jesus to get in your life will worth and others can listen about Him from you. At His very Obey His words and command out from all your experience and expectations, so you will be filled astonishingly. Even though it is not the proper time and proper place but the word- the command of the Lord Jesus turns improper time, place and situation a perfect time, place and moments and your futile past into fruitful future. Lord Jesus want to teach you many things in life out from all your experience, expertise and skills even though it sound strange.
Jesus Appoints You
Moreover Jesus wants to appoint Peter for His special purpose so He said “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”(Luke 5:10 NIV). Now Peter understood the call who marveled him at the greatest catch of fish from his whole life experience and against the principles of the world he learned. Thus he and his companion pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Jesus. Now they are sure about whom they are following the one who is greatest of all their possessions- experience, skills, boat and the lake. Because they learned Jesus differently on three occasions in this event- when Jesus was teaching on the boat, when Jesus said to down the nets, when they got the greatest catch of fish. Peter and his companion are well assured about the call of Jesus and whom they follow.
At the moment once you realize the might of Jesus in your life by allowing Jesus to let in, you will too listen His supreme call for His wonderful purpose assuredly. Because Jesus is greatest of any education, experience and of all the possessions in this world. Surely Jesus will fill you full even you are empty after your futile toil.
If you not yet realize the might of Jesus or not given your life as Peter gave his boat, turn this moment to welcome Jesus in your life. Let your past be a futile toil and let all your situation and circumstances be like that, by letting your life to Jesus for His purpose turns your futile toil to fruitful toil by His words for you and will leads you to astonishing glorious life.
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Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries, the major blood vessels in the body. Hypertension is when blood pressure is too high. Hypertension is a serious medical condition and can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. It is a major cause of premature death worldwide, with upwards of 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women – over a billion people – having the condition.
Key facts Of Hypertension
According to earlier WHO reports: Hypertension – or elevated blood pressure – is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. An estimated 1.13 billion people worldwide have hypertension, most (two-thirds) living in low- and middle-income countries. In 2015, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women had hypertension. Fewer than 1 in 5 people with hypertension have the problem under control. Hypertension is a major cause of premature death worldwide. One of the global targets for noncommunicable diseases is to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by 2025 (baseline 2010)
1. Anulom Vilom Pranayam or Alternate Nostril Breathing
Sit in any meditative posture either Sukhasana or Padmasana
Sit errect with spine upright.
Using the right thumb, block the right nostril. Inhale through the left nostril for 2 seconds. Now block both nostrils and hold the breath for 4 seconds.
Keep the left nostril blocked and release the right nostril. Exhale through the right nostril for 2 seconds.
Now inhale through the right nostril for 2 seconds. Block both the nostrils and hold the breath for 4 seconds. Keep the right nostril blocked and release the left nostril.
Exhale for 2 seconds from the left nostril. Block both the nostrils. Hold the breath in suspension for 2 seconds. This completes one single round. Start the cycle again this time inhaling from the right nostril. Repeat for a maximum of 10 rounds.
Try to increase the counts of inhalation and exhalation with regular practice. Try to maintain the ratio of equal counts for inhalation, exhalation, and suspension of the breath while holding the breath for double the duration.
This breathing technique has a number of benefits like improving immune system, boosting your memory, improving respiratory and cardiovascular health and regulating blood pressure. This Yoga asana also improves sleep and helps to de-stress.
As the ancient practice of controlling breath, Pranayama connects body and mind, supplies body with oxygen while removing toxins and is meant to provide healing physiological benefits. The stress-relieving effects of pranayama improves one’s sleep quality, increases mindfulness and reduces high blood pressure.
2. Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose
Lie flat on your stomach keeping your legs straight, feet together, heels slightly touching each other and toes pointing.
Rest the palm of your hands by the side of your chest, your arms must be close to your body with elbows pointing outward.
Rest your forehead on the floor and relax your body.
Inhale and raise your forehead, neck and then shoulders.
Using your back muscles raise your chest, now use the strength of your arms to raise your trunk.
Look upward breathing normally. This is the final position. In this your navel should not raise more than 3cm; with your pubic bones touching the floor. Hold this position for 20-25 seconds.
To come back to starting position first exhale and then slowly lower your navel, chest, shoulders, neck, and forehead. Relax and take deep breaths.
The reclining back-bending asana of Yoga called Bhujangasana or Cobra pose strengthens the spine, butt, butt muscles, chest, abdomen, shoulders, lungs and improves blood circulation while also releasing the stress in one’s body.
Though it is also a useful remedy for asthma patients, it is not to be performed during an asthma attack.
3. Shavasana or corpse pose
Lie on your back with your legs straight and arms at your sides. Rest your hands about six inches away from your body with your palms up. Let your feet drop open. Close your eyes. You may want to cover your body with a blanket.
Let your breath occur naturally.
Allow your body to feel heavy on the ground.
Working from the soles of your feet up to the crown of your head, consciously release every body part, organ, and cell.
Relax your face. Let your eyes drop deep into their sockets. Invite peace and silence into your mind, body, and soul.
Stay in Savasana for five minutes for every 30 minutes of your practice.
To exit the pose, first begin to deepen your breath. Bringing gentle movement and awareness back to your body, wiggling your fingers and toes. Roll to your right side and rest there for a moment. With an inhalation, gently press yourself into a comfortable seated position. Let your head be the last thing to come into place. Carry the peace and stillness of Savasana with you throughout the rest of your day.
Shavasana along with deep .breathing relaxes the nervous system more than any other Yoga asana and this instantly brings down the body temperature. It relieves stress, repairs cells, relaxes the body and helps self-healing without pills for pregnant women.
Practicing these yoga exercises everyday consistently will help to maintain your blood pressure against hypertension. Moreover many other benefits are there of each asanas and Pranayam.
During these lockdown years many become very unorganized in some sort or you may be the person who feels messy all the time. Its because your not organized properly and it’s time to organize yourself effectively. Really organized people are not born organized, they cultivated healthy habits, which help them to stay organized.
So even if you think you are a very disorganized person, you can learn to how to be organized. From planning things, jotting things down, to ditching the unnecessary and organizing things that matter, you will become an organized person as long as you’re willing to learn and practice.
Here are the essential habits on how to organize your life:
Write Things Down
We all know someone that remembers every birthday, anniversaries and sends cards surprisingly. It’s not magic and they don’t use memorization. Trying to remember things will not help you to stay organized. You should try writing things down.
You will only further complicate your life by trying to contain important dates and reminders in your head. Write down everything- shopping lists for groceries, holiday gifts, home decor, and important dates like meetings and birthdays etc.
Try writing down people’s names shortly after you meet them. It will make you remember a lot more names that way.
Make Schedules and Deadlines
Organized people don’t waste time. They recognize that keeping things organized goes hand-in-hand with staying productive. They make and keep schedules for the day and week. They make deadlines and set goals. And most importantly, they and stick to them! Similarly, by living a cluttered lifestyle, you will not have the time or space to make your deadlines or achieve your goals.
Try and look at your bucket list or make one. Write down the things you want to achieve this year or in your life. Then write down what you need to do to achieve them. Life is short, make sure you’re doing what matters to you most.
The longer you wait to do something, the more difficult it will be to get it done. If you want your life to be less stressful and less demanding, then organize as soon as you can. Putting in the effort to get things done as soon as possible will lift the weight off of you from doing it later.
Try this, think of one thing that you should organize in your life. Write it down and then write down when you can do it and what you need to get it done. If you can get it done right now, then go do it.
Give Everything a Proper Place
It’s easy to get lost if you don’t have a home. Keeping your life organized means keeping your things in their proper places. Organized people keep order by storing things properly and by labeling storage spaces. Make easy-to-access storage spaces for things you use all the time, and don’t let your storage spaces get cluttered. Be creative about finding places for things and never label a storage space as “miscellaneous!”
Choose one place in your home that you can re-organize. If there are scattered items, then group them together. Once you’ve sorted everything, find or make a “home” for similar items, label the “homes,” and put them in the proper places.
For instance, a pen holder for your pens and pencils should go in an easily accessible place, but the rarely used craft materials can be stored out of sight.
Find time each week to organize. Highly organized people make sure they find time every week or more to organize their things. Stuff does not stay organized on its own; it needs to be reorganized continuously and consistently. Look at your schedule and find a time to organize, then do it.
Find time each week to organize. Highly organized people make sure they find time every week or more to organize their things. Stuff does not stay organized on its own, it needs to be reorganized continuously and consistently. Look at your schedule and find a time to organize, then do it. Do whatever you can to get rid of stuff. Less stuff means less clutter.
Get Rid Of Clutter And Keep What You Really Need
More stuff means more clutter. People who live organized lives only keep what they need and what they really want. Having fewer things also means that you enjoy those things more and feel better about using everything you own, rather than letting half of what you own collect dust.
Have you ever felt like you don’t have the space to keep all the stuff you own in office, home, room and even in mobile? Instead of renting a storage unit or buying a larger home, get rid of some things. Write down the number of things you think you actually need. Then, write a list of all the things that you own. If the number of things you actually own exceeds your ideal need list, then it’s time to organize.
Determine What Exactly To Buy
You have removed the things you don’t need. Will you replace them when you see something on sale?
Instead of bargain shopping without planning ahead, write down exactly what you need and buy only those items. Organized people do not give in to false advertising. Items on sale will only produce more clutter.
Just do this, go to a shopping mall with no money. Just look at all the things on sale that you wish you could buy if you had brought your wallet. If you find nothing, then good for you. If you made a list, then keep that list somewhere and look at it a month from now. If you still want it, then it’s safe to buy.
A really organized life is not overfilled with responsibilities, meetings and deadlines. In fact, it has less because things that create stress have been slowly organized out.
Look at your to-do list or make one. Go through the list and find one task that you can remove from your list or give to someone else. Now feel the stress of having to do it fall away.
Put in a little effort. Actually, put in a lot of effort when necessary. Once you have delegated responsibilities and made a schedule, then you can organize what you have to do and when you can do it.
Staying organized is not easy, it requires that you work hard with recognition that when you work harder, you can enjoy your clutter-free home life later.
What’s more important is to remember what you work for is meaningful to you. And this is how you can motivated and happy every day.
Sumup things together; you can organize yourself by following these simple steps and make yourself life easy .
Hope this will surely help you and refreshed yourself.
During these year where our lives were turned upside down, our eating and drinking habits changed accordingly. And with health at the forefront of the conversation for the foreseeable future, foods that enhance immunity and keep us healthy rule the day. The year ahead will deliver more plant-based options, tech-assisted products and a spotlight on BIPOC-owned food businesses. Let’s dive into the 2021 food landscape.
All are familiar with pre- and probiotics, but the latest player in the gut health game is postbiotics. We know that prebiotics are the food for probiotic bacteria and that both are essential for optimal gut health. Now we’re learning about postbiotics — the metabolites (or end products) of the fermentation that goes on in the gut by probiotics. Postbiotics are being studied for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits and may also help bolster the immune system and improve the gut barrier.
Postbiotics can be found in some of the same foods that contain probiotics, such as kefir, sauerkraut, sourdough bread and kimchi. Because they’re not alive, they can be used in many more applications than live probiotics. In 2021, we’ll be seeing postbiotics insupplement formand will also likely see them added to food products.
Elevated home cafe
Now that one third of the population is working from home, many of us are making our morning cup of joe instead of picking it up at a coffee shop. But any old cup just won’t do anymore — to make it through all those Zoom calls, we want more than just your average cup of coffee. A recent survey by coffee company Melitta found that 45 percent of respondents were using a new coffee brewing method at home compared to 2019.
And a similar amount of people (46 percent) indicated an interest in improving their brewing skills at home. We’re buying more beans to brew, too. Sales of Starbucks packaged coffee for home brewing increased 17 percent in the last quarter of this year. Consumers have already been upping their game with pour overs, frothers and indulgent creamers and will be investing even more in their cup in 2021. Sales of plant-based creamers rose 30 percent in 2019 according to Nielsen data. Younger consumers like to experiment with creamer flavors to replicate custom coffee shop drinks. Chobani is releasing a S’mores flavored dairy creamer, while Planet Oat will be rolling out caramel and coffee cake-flavored oat milk creamers next month.
Artificial intelligence is helping food companies create things we could have only dreamed of a couple years ago. Food technology company Perfect Day has created a protein it says is identical to dairy protein, yet it is completely vegan. The animal-free protein allows ice cream makers to create pints that taste like the real thing. Perfect Day’s whey protein is being used in several frozen “ice creams” including Brave Robot and Graeter’s. And get those bagels ready because the next classic dairy food that Perfect Day will be heading into is cream cheese.
Eat Just (formerly Hampton Creek) has used AI to create an egg-free product that is very similar to the one we’ve been using from chicken forever. The company was able to identify the protein in mung beans as a candidate for the egg replacer. NotCo, a company focused on finding plant-based alternatives to animal foods, has developed a non-dairy milk that behaves like dairy milk (it froths, foams and blends like dairy), but is made from pea protein, cabbage juice, pineapple juice and other plant ingredients.
Microgreens aren’t exactly new, but consumer appetite for them is at an all-time high. These tiny shoots are the baby counterparts of plants like carrots and broccoli. You may have enjoyed microgreens atop a meal at a high-end restaurant in the past, but now you can find them at the grocery store in myriad varieties, including Red Rambo radish, popcorn and wild cabbage. They’re not only colorful and cute, but also loaded with nutrients. A 2012 study found that microgreens have four to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts. The tiny shoots are delicious atop egg dishes and sandwiches and can be added to salads and smoothies to boost flavor and nutrients.
You can also grow microgreens at home from seeds with kits from Hamama and Back to the Roots. It only takes 7 days to grow certain microgreens, which is a little faster than establishing your own sourdough starter.
Kelp is the new kale
Traditionally used in Japanese, Korean and Chinese cuisine for thousands of years, seaweed has been slow to break into mainstream American cuisine. Sure, you’ve eaten it in sushi and miso soup, and your kids might enjoy dried nori as a snack, but it’s unlikely to be a huge part of your diet.
Dried seaweed is one thing, but American consumers haven’t really known what to do with the fresh stuff, until now. Nutritionally kelp is a superstar, offering several minerals, including calcium, and B vitamins in each serving. And it’s an absolute dream in terms of sustainability. Kelp can go from seedling to 15-foot plant in a season, requires no fertilizer to grow and actually helps clean the water by removing the nutrients that cause algae blooms. Look for Maine-farmed sea kelp (a subgroup of seaweed) in tasty preparations like Sea-Chi (kimchi made with kelp) from woman-run Atlantic Sea Farms. Or throw a kelp cube into your next smoothie for a 5-calorie nutrient boost. You can also find kelp in vegan broth and smokey Campfire Salsa, made with Alaskan-grown kelp.
Foods that fight climate change
Food production is a significant contributor to climate change, accounting for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But our food choices can help counteract the effects of climate change. This year Panera partnered with Cool Food to help customers identify menu items with a lower carbon footprint, like their Baja Bowl with Chicken. “We’re committed to transparency and empowering guests to eat in a way aligned with their own personal values, and this includes continuing to provide meal options with lower carbon footprints,” says Sara Burnett, VP of Food Values, Sustainability and Public Affairs at Panera.
Cool Food is in talks with several restaurants, caterers and food companies and hopes to bring the Cool Food meal badge to more Americans in 2021.
A better spice trade
Most of us don’t overthink it when it comes to spices. If we need cinnamon to make a batch of snickerdoodles, we grab a bottle at our local grocery store, without considering how that cinnamon made it there. Spices are a commodity and they traditionally haven’t focused on quality, flavor, sustainability or equity for farmers, but rather price — the cheaper the better. But a handful of new players in the spice world are working to change that.
Burlap & Barrel was founded four years ago by two young entrepreneurs who wanted to change the spice industry. They source direct from farmers in 14 different countries, bypassing middlemen and brokers. This allows them to bring new and unique heirloom varietals to customers, which means that they don’t just sell cinnamon and turmeric, they sell Royal Cinnamon from the Quang Nam Mountains in Vietnam and New Harvest Turmeric from Karnataka, India. Spicewalla and Diaspora Co. are two other companies changing the world of spice. The latter is woman-owned and focuses specifically on spices grown in India, like single origin Nandini coriander, which is incredibly fragrant, sourced from the Sakariya family farm, and named after the family cow. Spicewalla is located in Asheville, North Carolina of all places, about as far from a spice growing region as you can get, but the founder knows a thing or two about spices. Chef Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani sources super fresh spices from around the globe and packages them up in colorful tins that look fantastic on your kitchen counter.
As the pandemic stretches on, consumers are missing their favorite restaurant foods and are trying to replicate these flavors at home. This has led to an increased demand for authentic sauces, chutneys, and seasoning blends that home cooks can use to create Latin, Asian, African and Caribbean-inspired dishes.
Seeing a need for higher quality Latinseasonings than what they could find on grocery shelves, New York-based, Latinx-owned Loisa launched in 2018. They make certified organic adobo and sazon blends that are vegan, gluten-free and don’t contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Adobo, made from garlic, turmeric, oregano and black pepper, is used in several Filipino and Puerto Rican dishes, including mofongo. Sazon — a blend of coriander, cumin, achiote, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper — is used in hundreds of recipes, including black beans and rice and grilled chicken.
Indian food is no stranger to bold flavors and spices and Brooklyn Delhi is helping folks create those tastes at home. Their top-selling Tomato Achaar, a sweet-tangy-spicy sauce, is made from locally grown tomatoes, tamarind, Indian spices, chili powder and sesame oil. While achaar is traditionally used with dal and curry, you can use it to top almost anything. While these established brands saw sales soar during the pandemic, a sister-owned startup called Omsom launched in May of this year, at the height of the crisis. Vanessa and Kim Pham had an inkling that with so many people stuck at home rediscovering the joys of cooking, it was the perfect time to launch their line of Southeast and East Asian starters (all vegan and gluten-free), which include the sauce and seasonings you’ll need to make a meal, such as Korean bulgogi. You add the veggies and protein. Think of these starters as the modern-day equivalent of Hamburger Helper, but a whole lot tastier.
In life its most likely you will be asked by someone ‘What you’re good at?’ or most probably even yourself think about it. If you do not have an immediate answer to such a question – or your are not certain about your talents, you may well come to the conclusion that you are not good at anything. Unfortunately, this kind of uncertainty answers or thinking is harmful and unproductive.
It is very important to discover your talent in life. If you are yet to discover your talent, how can you know the talent you possess and how to use it?
Understand your nature
Understand your nature. Your nature is like a compass that gives direction to how and where to discover your talent. Your nature is defined by your genetic behaviour, character, and instinct. The understanding of your nature will lead you to discover your talent. Therefore, learn more about yourself. Understand why you act the way you do. Know your emotions. Pay attention to your instinct. Go with a online personality tests you can take to have a better understanding of yourself.
Ask your closest friends and family members what they think you do best and what you are good at. If you don’t want to ask directly, then think about compliments you usually receive, relating to things you have done.
It’s often said that change is a constant thing. As humans, we always wish for a change. However, it could be a change in status, surroundings, character, or situation. That’s right, the best way to get to know yourself and learn about your talents is to invest in a range of different experiences. Try new activities you’ve never tried before and even if you find that you’re not as good at them as you hoped you might be, you’ll be discovering more about yourself in doing so.
Change is a desire and it has the ability to push us towards discovering our talent in life. What change do you desire? When do you desire a change? How much change do you want to see? Why is it important? Your desire for a change will surely lead you to discover your talent.
Understand your inner child
Sometimes the people who have known us the longest are the people who know us the best. Ask your family what you used to do as a kid – maybe you always played alone, with friends, made up stories, wrote, drew, acted out scenes, played baseball, read books. More than likely these are things you still love today, but some things we easily forget as we grow into responsible, mature, serious adults.
Despite our transition to adulthood, the Inner child is very much alive within us. People always say “do away with childish things and assume your adulthood life,” forgetting that Adulthood is not psychologically defined in age, body features and stature but in the ability to understand oneself, associate with oneself, and ability to connect with both the inner child and the inner adult. Understand the circumstances that made you feel neglected, disparaged, abandoned or rejected. Understanding and connecting with your inner child will guide your present behaviour and predict future outcomes. Hence, it will lead you to discover your talent.
Face struggles positively
Without struggle, you won’t know the level of your strength. Struggling is our way of getting what we deserve. The more you struggle, the more you realize how far you can go and how close you get to achieving your dream. The Struggles prompts you to unveiles your talents.
Life struggles make us realize our initial limit point, and then help us to stretch the limit point and build resilience in us. Your struggles will help you discover your talent and lead you to success.
Helping others gives meaning to your life and existence. When you have the spirit of helping others, you constantly think of people’s problem and how to solve it. In the process to solve people’s problem, your talent will be unveiled. Helping other people will help you to build your capacity, make you relevant and help you to unleash your potentials.
Look talents of others
Sometimes being inspired by others’ talents makes us realize what we’re good at, too. If you are a writer and you read something that absolutely connects with your soul, try to define what exactly lit you up. Conversely, if you see talent in others and feel jealous you can use this to your advantage as well. Ask this person to mentor you, give you advice or simply chat over coffee. Reaching out and seeing talent in others will open up opportunities and connections while helping you define your own.
In today’s world, there are so many things to learn, and experience, yet most people would rather stick to what they already know, and not bother to take a chance, and experience something new. If you were to ask somebody what may prevent them from learning a new skill, they would say time as an excuse or not interested or am not the right person.
How do you go master your skill or start from zero skill(new skill) to master skill? It’s all about the right kind of practice and monitoring your progress along the way. It turns out any skill progressively to master skills. Here I mentioned 10 steps to turn your skills to master skills progressively.
1. Determine the Skill You Want to Master
What are the skills you’ll have to develop to make your dreams a reality? According to Brendon, high achievers have a written game plan for their personal development. They know exactly where they have to grow and become better at achieving their mission.
Once you know where you want to go in your life, you can identify the skills you need to master. Pick the most critical skill and start working on it immediately.
Let’s say you want to positively influence people and become a leader, for example. An essential skill for you to develop would, therefore, be public speaking.
2. Set Specific Stretch Goals on Your Path to Developing That Skill
Never start with S.M.A.R.T goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound). You want your goals to fuel your motivation and to drive you. S.M.A.R.T goals are not wrong, but just too realistic. What’s realistic to you now can easily be small-minded to your future self.
Your goals should make you stretch yourself and force you to achieve a level of performance you previously thought of as impossible.
Read your speech from a piece of paper.
Use only half of the paper
Use only bullet points
Record your self
Give your speech to your family
Make Youtube video
Join a toastmasters club
Give your speech in schools
Give your speech in enterprises
Work your way up, but never forget your overall goal of positively influence people and becoming a leader.
3. Attach a High Level of Emotion to Your Goal
Feel how it would hurt not to achieve your goals. Feel how good it would be to positively influence people and become a leader.
Allow yourself to get frustrated and fired up. Feelings are what drives us. Don’t try to cut them out or cover them up.
4. Identify Critical Factors to Your Success
Twenty percent of the things you do get 80 percent of your results. This is called Pareto’s Principle. If you want to become successful, you must identify the factors that move the needle. Don’t just do what everybody else is doing and hope for a different outcome. Instead, track down experts and find out what moved the needle for them.
Stick to proven practices and avoid getting lost in different opinions and suggestions. For public speaking, this could mean mastering the art of storytelling. Stick to the hero’s journey until you learn it.
5. Start to Visualise What Success and Failure Look Like
Start every morning by visualising the skill you want to learn. Imagine how you perform the skill successfully and feel the positive feelings associated with your performance.
Don’t forget to contrast by imagining what could go wrong and how your life would look like if you wouldn’t learn the skill. This should give you a sense of urgency, and together with the positive feelings you brought forth earlier, lead to a burst of motivation.
Start every morning by visualising, giving a powerful speech, and positively influencing people. Imagine the good and bad, what could go wrong, and where you could get better. Use your emotions to make your visualisation as real as possible.
6. Schedule Challenging Practices Developed by Experts
You can only label something as a distraction if you know what it is distracting you from. A calendar is your secret weapon. After a look at your schedule, it should be immediately apparent what you’re working on and about to achieve. You should note deadlines, daily action items, practice sessions, feedback rounds, and time to reflect in your calendar.
Even if you don’t have a coach, read books by experts, schedule time, and practice as if they would stand right next to you. Schedule your speaking practices and make sure to challenge yourself continually.
7. Measure Your Progress and Get Outside Feedback
Progress is the biggest motivator out there. Measuring your progress will give you an immense motivational boost. Sometimes it’s hard to get feedback if you practice on your own.
The sooner you get outside feedback on your performance, the better. There are countless mistakes one could make. You don’t have to make them all by yourself; a good coach can guide you and facilitate the journey.
Give free speeches for your friends and to nonprofit organisations to get more practice. Instead of payment, let them give you honest feedback.
8. Socialize Your Learning by Practicing With Others
Start talking openly about your goals and dreams. Yes, this will make you an easy target for all the naysayers, but it will also make space for mentors to show up in your life. A mentor can challenge you and guide you.
At some point, it’s time to train and compete with people that are better than you. You can learn from them by observing, and you have ongoing motivation to stretch yourself.
To improve your speaking skills, start your own local toastmaster’s group, and get better together.
9. Continually Set Higher Goals
In the gym, a common misconception is that training should feel more comfortable if you progress. Yes, if you never increase the weights you use, they will start to feel light. But you will also stop making progress. To continue growing, you must adapt the loads you use — it should never feel easy.
The same principle applies to every skill you want to develop. I don’t say you shouldn’t be happy if you achieve a goal. The opposite is true. I encourage you to celebrate every small win like you just won the lottery. This is what keeps you motivated. But afterwards, you should use the motivation to set new goals and to go for them with full force.
Set targets to speak in front of 1, 2, 5, 10 … people. Until you gain the confidence to speak in front of thousands.
10. Teach Others What You’re Learning
Teaching is the ultimate test to prove that you understood something. But as soon as someone starts asking you questions, you should better be prepared, or your illusion of competence will be destroyed quickly.
Mentor new speakers, course a public speaking, or an online course.
This content was based on High-performance Habits of Brendon Burchard
In his book, High-Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard introduces a concept called ‘progressive mastery’. He describes it as the key to becoming world-class at any skill.
Progressive mastering is more than just repeating a skill over and over. Repetition rarely leads to high performance. Buchard outlines ten steps required for progressive mastery explained above; which are:
Determine a skill that you want to master.
Set specific stretch goals on your path to developing that skill.
Attach high levels of emotion and meaning to your journey and your results.
Identify the factors critical to success and develop your strengths in those areas.
Develop visualizations that imagine what success and failure look like.
Schedule challenging practices developed by experts or through careful thought.
Measure your progress and seek external feedback.
Socialize your learning and efforts by practicing or competing with others.
Continue setting higher-level goals so that you keep improving.
We spend such a lot time focusing on improving our body, at gym, hiking, shouldn’t we also focus on the way to train our brain? Be a faster learner in all kinds of different skills. No problem for you to select up a new language or new management skill. Keep reading to find out the way to train your brain and improve your cognitive skills, also as your short and future memory.
1. Work Your Memory When you watch the presentation which getting to present and tries to remember the first less sequence of corrections you may ask your colleagues or team without writing down. The practice of both remembering events or things then discussing them with others has actually been supported by brain fitness studies. Memory activities that engage all levels of brain operation—receiving, remembering and thinking—help to enhance the function of the brain. Now, you may be required to offer feedback on a presentation, or your friends may ask you what interesting stuff you saw at the museum. These are great opportunities to practically train your brain by flexing your memory muscles. What is the best way to help yourself remember what you see? Repetition. For instance, say you just met someone new: “Hi, my name is Edison ” Don’t just respond with, “Nice to meet you.” Instead, say, “Nice to meet you Edison.” Then, try to sneak his name into other parts of the conversation: “I also really loved that movie, Edison!”
2. Do Something Different Repeatedly By actually doing something new over and over again, your brain wires new pathways that assist you do that new thing better and faster by improving specific cognitive functions. Think about once you were three years old. You weren’t ok to carry a cup of drink. But once you were keep it up doing it by yourself, you were creating a mess. Just not a matter of strength but matter of cultivating more and better neural pathways that might help you drink by yourself a bit like your others. Notice that with enough repetition, you made it happen! within the same manner apply to your life right now? Remember you’re a procrastinator. The more you don’t procrastinate, the more you teach your brain to not wait until the eleventh hour to form things happen. Now, you would possibly be thinking, “Of course, if only not procrastinating might be that easy!” However, by doing something really small that you simply wouldn’t normally do, but is within the direction of getting that task done, you’ll start creating those new precious neural pathways. And yet, those neural pathways are still being built. Gradually, you’ll transform yourself from a procrastinator to an in-the-moment action-taker.
3. Learn Something New The more you utilize your brain, the higher it’s progressing to perform for you. For instance, learning a new music instrument improves your skill of translating something you see, to something you really do or play (playing the instrument). In other hand learning a new language exposes your brain to a special way of thinking and a different way of expressing yourself.You can even literally take it a step further, and find out how to dance and lots of different stuffs. Research has shown that learning to dance helps seniors avoid Alzheimer’s.
4. Follow a Brain training program Many online brain programs can assist you improve your brain function instead of spending time in unnecessary thins. A clinically proven brain training programs like BrainHQ can assist you improve your memory, or think faster, by just following their exercises that are designed to train your brain.
5. Work Your Body Exercise doesn’t just work your body, but it also improves the fitness of your brain facilitates information processing and memory functions. But it’s not just that—exercise actually helps your brain create those new neural connections faster. you’ll learn faster, your alertness level will increase, and you get all that by moving your body.
6. Spend Time together with your Loved Ones If you want to train your brain and develop optimal cognitive abilities, then you’ve need to have meaningful relationships in your life. Talking with others and interesting together with your loved ones helps you think that more clearly, and it also can lift your mood.
7. Eat Right and dark chocolate Foods like fish, fruits, and vegetables help your brain perform optimally in the long term. Yet, you would possibly not know that dark chocolate gives your brain an honest boost also . When you eat chocolate, your brain produces dopamine, and dopamine helps you learn faster and remember better. to not mention, chocolate contains flavanols, which have antioxidant functions which will improve the way your brain functions. Try next time you’ve got something difficult to try to to , make sure you grab a bite or two of dark chocolate! Now overall that you simply skills to train your brain, it’s time to settle on your convenient one from the above steps and obtain started.