High School Kid Invents Cancer Test: 100 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests

cancerChances are, you know someone who as died of cancer. It’s a nasty fact of life and it claims almost 21,000 people every single day. Some cancers are detected early, and others are just too far along to do anything about.

But what if you could detect cancer in the early stages? What if there was a new test that could “change the game” and give everyone an advantage at detecting cancer? Thanks to a 15 year old high school student, there is.

Jack Andraka is the inventor of a 3-cent piece of paper that is capable of testing pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer — All of which have amazingly high mortality rates. The test strips are 100 times more sensitive than current technology, they are 26,000 times more cheaper, and 28 times faster at testing these cancers than what we currently have today.

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Finding the Right Electrician in Sydney

Electrician SydneyServices that professional electricians provide are essential requirements while upgrading electrical components in a house or fixing a crucial electrical repair in Sydney. You will be saved from stress, hassles or potential risks if you hire a professional expert within the field. But finding the right electrician Sydney may be a bit challenging. Here are some tips to find the best man for the job: (more…)

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Conspiracy Theories Explain Missing Plane

There have been many instances in the world when things have just disappeared, and there is an area just east of known as the Bermuda Triangle. There have been instances of planes and boats that go in the area of Miami, Florida, Bermuda, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, experience electronic problems, and some of them have never been seen again.

Whenever a plane vanishes, there is always conspiracy theories as to what happened to it, and the Bermuda Triangle has been a big source of theories including everything from UFO’s having taken the planes to some mysterious sea monster rising up and swallowing the airplanes hole. In March of this year, a Malaysian airplane carrying 239 passengers vanished without a trace, and since that time until now, there has been not one hint of what happened to the Boeing 777.

A Simple Flight From One Country to Another

If something happens to a car on the road, there are always a lot of clues as to what happened because of the many thousands of parts that a car has. If pieces are found, like one of the factory rims that the car came with, then it is only a matter of being able to match the specifications on the rim to figure out if it is the original product rims on the car or not, which can help identify things like the make (say Chrysler), model (Sebring), and year of the vehicle. One would think that a plane would be just as easy to find if something happened to it, but not in the case with the missing Malaysian plane.

On the morning of March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and was supposed to land in Beijing, China. However, less than one hour after the plane left the runway, the air traffic controls lost the plane and it never arrived in China when it was supposed to, which the families of its 239 passengers completely panicked and demanding answers. Because the plane has not had any trace after almost three months, people are beginning to think that something mysterious has happened to the plane such as the following conspiracy theories:

1. An alien ship appeared over the Indian Ocean and swallowed up the plane.
2. The transponder was turned off, and the Malaysian plane was flown to a remote location where all the passengers were killed.
3. The military shot the plane down, and the search effort to find the plane is just putting on a show for the family members of the 239 passengers.
4. The plane landed on a remote island where the passengers and crew are waiting to be rescued.
5. Two planes occupied the same space, and the MH370 hid behind the other plane and flew off to a remote location.
6. The missing plane flew to a military base and landed there.
7. The plane crashes so deep that it will never be found no matter how long the searches go on.

Any time any major event happens there are conspiracy theories that try to explain what the authorities cannot, but are some of these theories concerning really that farfetched? The fact is that the Malaysian airplane has been missing for almost three months, and the weird thing is that there is absolutely no sign of it, and the families of the people on board are desperate enough to believe anything at this point. Maybe one day, the truth will be known about flight MH370, but then again, maybe the truth will never be known.

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Obesity Crisis in the UK: Government Looks to Tax Fizzy Drinks

The government is once again trying to impose taxes on unhealthy food and drink, this time with their sights set on fizzy drinks like Coca cola and Pepsi due to their high sugar content. It’s not the first time that the idea of imposing a ‘fat tax’ on unhealthy foods has been considered, but this time it comes after the UK’s scientific nutrition committee released a 366 page document that suggested the average UK citizen should cut their sugar intake by half.

The government’s public health agency: Public Health England, says that unless the country can get on top of the obesity crisis then public healthcare costs related to obesity will soar to almost double its current value to £9.7bn before the year 2050. That’s a huge amount of money to spend on people who couldn’t stop putting food in their mouths, and I think is a depressing sign of just how well corporations are able to manipulate the masses into eating themselves to death, all just to make a profit. It also got me thinking as to who was going to profit from the increased healthcare spending, and you guessed it, big pharmaceutical companies would like to see the obesity trend continue. In their ideal world everyone would be overweight and be dependent on them for whatever ailment they have as a result.

Now I’m not sure who I dislike more, an increasingly totalitarian government; telling you what you can and can’t do, or huge corporations that would probably contaminate the drinking water if it meant you would buy their products. Unfortunately I think I will have to side with the government on this one, however I don’t think that taxing fizzy drinks or any other kind of food or drink will harm anyone but the poorest in our society. Taxing the companies that sell these products to cover the costs of healthcare and preventative education would be a better solution in my opinion. I know it’s highly likely that the drinks corporations would try their best to pass on costs to the customers, but this will need to be addressed too, perhaps by creating similar regulations to those which are designed to ensure that gas prices stay competitive for the customers.

One last thing, the government and corporations are not 100% responsible for this problem, it still comes down to the simple fact that far too many people just can’t control themselves, who can’t simply say no to temptation, and I used to be one of them. I was never obese but put on some pounds after leaving college, then one day I just decided that enough was enough, so I went online checked out some treadmill reviews and settled on a cheap one called the Confidence GTR Power Pro and did 30 minutes running each day, changed what I ate and have never looked back. Anyone who says they can’t lose weight is lying, they just haven’t tried, it’s simple mathematics, calories burned should be more than calories consumed to lose weight.

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Join the Garden Revolution

Growing up, I never took much notice of the environment around me, and perhaps that was due to the fact that I never had an opportunity to go camping and lived in the city. However when I was a young adult I went camping in Dartmoor national park with some friends and it really hit home just how I had been living in my own urban bubble, completely oblivious to the world outside. The really sad part is how this is now the norm for young people today, who are more concerned with checking their Facebook than looking at the world around them.

Nowadays, I am unlucky enough to own my own home, with crippling mortgage repayments and ever increasing council tax, however I do have my own bit of nature, a garden, which I have spent many hours maintaining and nurturing to a space that brings me great joy. It also puts food on the table and is my own way of sticking it to the big supermarkets that have the sole objective of exploiting anyone and anything to make a profit.

Stress Relief

Everyone gets stressed, but not everyone copes with it in the same ways. For me, gardening is how I keep myself sane in this world. It provides a safe place, a sanctuary, where I can escape the doom and gloom of everyday life and just focus on the simple things in life, from planting vegetables that will keep me fed, to mowing the lawn and giving me a space to admire mother nature, even if it may not be a spectacular garden to others, or helping to solve the many environmental problems we face today, I’m still proud of it.

Keeping Active

Gardening is also a great way to keep active for people of all ages and isn’t just for old people to keep themselves busy during retirement. Hopefully this post will encourage some younger people to get gardening instead of sitting around tweeting to the world about what they just had for dinner.

I have also decided to keep things old-school when it comes to mowing the lawn and use a non-motorised mower. Yes, the type that you have to push and a series of mechanical cogs spin a cylindrical set of blades, it’s hard work but is quieter, cuts better and also doesn’t pollute the air in any way, which is great.

However I do have to admit to having purchased a weed wacker to cut the weeds around the edge of my lawn, but fear not, read some weed wacker reviews and found an electric powered one that I can charge using electricity from my solar panel, so I won’t be pumping out any carbon dioxide from a gas powered one.

Growing My Own Vegetables

This has been by far the most rewarding part of gardening for me, and has greatly helped me to reduce my impact on the environment by not having to purchase food and vegetables which have been shipped and trucked from halfway arcoss the globe. Not only is this going to create a huge carbon footprint, it just doesn’t seem logical to me when I can grow enough vegetables for my family in my small garden. As a result my family eats more vegetables like, carrots, cabbage, runner beans, potatoes and even onions, and I have found that it has improved my health; I feel more alert, happier and don’t have to worry about becoming overweight. Just one of the many reasons people should get out and start gardening, go for it!

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Is The U.S. Government Taking Control Of All Systems?

Unless you’re living under a rock you know, unequivocally that our government is spying on us with hidden high-tech systems.

They read your emails, listen to your phone conversations, your text messages. They know all your friends on Facebook. They know who you follow on Twitter. These are the normal everyday tactics used, but what about the spying you haven’t heard about?

In 2010 a computer worm was found in a nuclear plant in Iran. A virus infected a plant that enriches uranium (scary). This was a completely new kind of computer virus, a targeted virus, very sophisticated. The very first virus of its kind engineered to take out control systems specifically programmable logic controllers. This very virus was not made on a college campus by some nerdy kid; it was made by a government with deep pockets and inexhaustible resources.

Not only are they spying on us, they are controlling us. They are using us like rats in a maze. Have you ever felt like you’re being watched? Maybe you are, maybe they are watching you with the numerous cameras strategically placed in the nations urban areas. Think about it, these cameras are located at intersections, businesses, subways, industrial areas, police stations, hospitals, parks & trails just to point out the obvious areas. Let’s not even mention the not so obvious locations like the cameras on people’s phones and smart TV’s.

Now it’s no secret the government has been spying on us for years, but now they have a super-engineered virtually undetectable virus hiding in the controls systems that run America which, in turn controls us. I’m being serious now. Controls Systems, Automation Systems whatever you want to call them they are everywhere. They run our traffic systems, food processing systems, every aspect of our modern day life.

Have you ever noticed that you get stopped by every stinking traffic light in the city?

Do you ever find yourself asking the question “why me?” Think about this: Somebody in a dark room void of warmth is watching, anticipating your every move. He control the lights, the roads, he controls you. You’re just a subject in a government experiment related to controlling the population. You think I’m crazy? They are using cameras and control systems to herd you like cattle to the slaughter. Control the food supply, control the arteries of urban areas, control the people.

How does the government use controls systems to determine political outcomes? Maybe they create a traffic jam and shut down the city until the polls close. A rally is planned to stop the government from tearing down a retirement home and nobody shows up because they are all stuck in traffic. Think about it, it’s untraceable and brilliant.

Have you ever missed something important because of unusual traffic? Slow stop lights, fast stop lights, unusual traffic at the wrong time, one too many minor fender benders the exact route your taking? I’m not making this stuff up, I can’t. Why do you think this article resonates with you on a personal level? It’s already happening folks. Wake up and smell the coffee they already have control. Learn more about the programmers and logic that runs your life.

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Why you Should Spend More Time in the Garden

Growing up, I never took much notice of the environment around me, and perhaps that was due to the fact that I never had an opportunity to go camping and lived in the city. However when I was a young adult I went camping in Dartmoor national park with some friends and finally became environmentally aware.

Fast forward to today and I am lucky enough to own my own home with my own bit of nature, a garden, which I have spent many hours maintaining and nurturing to a space that not only brings me great joy but puts food on the table.

Stress Relief

Everyone gets stressed, but not everyone copes with it in the same ways. For me, gardening is how I keep myself sane in this world. It provides a safe place, a sanctuary, where I can escape the doom and gloom of everyday life and just focus on the simple things in life, from planting vegetables that will keep me fed, to mowing the lawn and giving me a space to admire mother nature, even if it may not be a spectacular garden to others, it is to me.

Keeping Active

Gardening is also a great way to keep active for people of all ages and isn’t just for old people to keep themselves busy during retirement. Hopefully this post will encourage some younger people to get gardening if they know it will give them a good workout instead of spending a fortune paying a for a gym membership.

Talking of workouts, I have decided to keep things old-school when it comes to mowing the lawn and use a non-motorised mower. Yes, the type that you have to push and a series of mechanical cogs spin a cylindrical set of blades, it’s hard work but is quieter, cuts better and also doesn’t pollute the air in any way, which is great. However I do have to admit to having purchased a weed wacker to cut the weeds around the edge of my lawn, but fear not, I read some weed wacker reviews and found an electric powered one that I can charge using electricity from my solar panel, so I won’t be pumping out any carbon dioxide from a gas powered one.

Growing My Own Vegetables

This has been by far the most rewarding part of gardening for me, and has greatly helped me to reduce my impact on the environment by not having to purchase food and vegetables which have been shipped and trucked from halfway arcoss the globe. Not only is this going to create a huge carbon footprint, it just doesn’t seem logical to me when I can grow enough vegetables for my family in my small garden. As a result my family eats more vegetables like, carrots, cabbage, runner beans, potatoes and even onions, and I have found that it has improved my health; I feel more alert, happier and don’t have to worry about becoming overweight. Just one of the many reasons people should get out and start gardening, go for it!

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How Body Language Ruined My Chances at a Job Interview

I’ve heard this many times before but never knew if there was any truth to it, until I tried it out myself. One glance at any career advice or employment tips will show you just how popular this conspiracy theory is.

Once you send your CV into an employer they will assess it to discover what key skills and work experience you have that make you the right candidate for the job they are advertising for. If you make it past this initial stage the employer will then either do an initial telephone interview with you or they will invite you to attend a face-to-face interview. It’s during the interview process that a candidate has to make the best impression – it’s the first impression an employer will get of a candidate and it will show an employer (in more detail than just a CV) whether the candidate has the right skill-set and personality to fit in with their team.

When I was job hunting a few years ago I used to search Google for career advice all of the time. How to write a CV, what to put on a CV, free CV templates, how to apply for a job and how to follow up a job application were all regular searches of mine. Once I had designed my CV and emailed it to employers I received quite a few job interview offers. I attended all of them and wasn’t offered any of the roles which baffled me. I had the relevant experience, I had the skill set they were looking for and they must have liked me as a candidate as one look at my CV was enough for them to invite me to a job interview. So I was quite confused when I received rejection letters or a ‘dear john’ for some of the positions I had interviewed for. That’s when I started to search Google for something a bit different.

Job interview tips, what did I do wrong at my job interview and how to impress a job interviewer were all part of my new searches. I was genuinely confused as to why I wasn’t receiving lots of job offers and started to think it could be me… did they not like the way I answered the questions? Did I say something wrong? Did I smell? These were all questions that used to float around in my (over-active) imagination.

But after reading all of the advice articles I soon realised what my problem might be – and it was something I had never considered before. Body language. Yes, who would have thought it. Employers don’t just focus on your credentials on your CV or on the answers that you give them – they actually concentrate on the body language you use too and even judge you on it during interview!

I thought about what I had been doing in job interviews previously and it did kind of start to make sense. I folded my arms a lot when I was nervous. I looked away a lot if I didn’t know the answer to a question. And I yawned in one of my interviews as I had been up late practicing for the interview. Apparently this was considered ‘negative’ body language and something the employer would take offence to. Apparently if you portray negative body language during a job interview the employer is likely to feel dis-engaged and believe you are not interested in the role.

I had to test this theory out for myself so when I received another job interview offer I accepted and this time I worked on my body language, reading the tips and practicing them before I met the employer. Smiling, maintaining eye contact, nodding and avoiding crossing your arms were all tips I took on board. I obeyed all of these rules during the interview and only a few hours after leaving the interview room I received a call from the employer. They said I was a really positive individual and wanted to offer me the job straight away.

I couldn’t believe it – but it was clearly a point well made. What have I taken from this experience? Well, although I’m now in employment I know that the next time I am sat in front of an interviewer I’ll be sure to smile and pay attention to detail as it certainly worked last time!

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Three Lazy Ways To Save Money Around The Home

In this article I’d like to tell you how to save time and money around the home while putting in less effort. In the UK, water companies, I believe, have some sort of deal to charge absorbatent amounts for water supply. They probably hold secret meetings to set the prices and agree not to undercut each other to ensure maximum profit for them. So the way to save money is to use less water. Here’s three ways to drastically decrease your home’s water consumption.

The first tip is to use an electric Karcher brand pressure washer to clean your automobile. They’re only GBP 100 and will save you GBP 40 – 50 per year. I’m not joking let me explain the maths. So according to Southern Water water is GBP 1.2 per cubic metre. If the normal garden hose uses 8 gallons per minute and you wash your car for 20 minutes once a week, that means you use 8320 gallons of water per year. That costs you GBP 56.75. One of those Karcher pressure washers uses 15% of the water and since it uses high pressure water cleans your car faster. So you eliminate easily 80% of the cost of water to clean your car. And the added benefit is it is easier and faster to clean with a pressure washer so if you have a bad back you can still wash your own car.

The second tip is to clear dirt and debris from your driveway with a gas/petrol powered Generac power washer instead of using the normal garden hose. I say use a gas one because they’re more powerful and you need more power to wash concrete than you do to wash a car. Cleaning my driveway is not a practice that I follow but I see a lot of people watering their driveways in an attempt to “push” dirt off their property. I think the people that do this in the UK are actually just trying to create puddles for the pedestrians can’t walk in front of their properties. It’s a bit of a jerk move. An estimate of the amount of water you save is about the same as for washing your car – GBP 40 – 50 per year. In general, it probably takes the same time to do your driveway as it does to wash your car. If you do this job every Saturday then you’ve paid for your pressure washer in money saved using less water over the first year. And not only that but it is much better to prevent injury. A true lazy man’s tool.

The third tip is to use a pressure cleaner to wash other people’s driveways and charge a fair price. I realize this isn’t a true lazy man’s way but it will make you good cash. You could easily charge GBP 30 per driveway and if you do one per weekend that’s GBP 1560 per year in extra money in your pocket. That’s extra money for travel and who doesn’t like to travel?

So there you have it, three easy ways to save money around the home so you can enjoy more travel, or simply to improve your finances.

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The Sugary Food Conspiracy Exposed – By a Pilates Instructor Courses and Sports Massage Courses Enthusiast

Last year the “cancer industry” made a staggering $124.6 billion from charitable donations. This industry is making enough to spend millions of dollars employing staff in charities who will constantly keep the donations coming in. And these employees are sometimes given lavish bonuses that the general public aren’t told about.

There are many charities out there whose stated mission is to fight cancer by funding research into treatments and cures, but are they really helping?

The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020, the worldwide number of cancer cases will rise to nearly 50% of the current UK population. A hundred years ago, only 1 in 33 people suffered from the illness.

So why, with all this spend, is the problem amplifying? How have we gone from a 3 percent chance of contracting cancer to a 41% chance? Is there a conspiracy afoot?

In 1980 a “scientific consensus” stated that a low fat diet would reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer – a terrible misconception that may have fueled the disease epidemic, with food manufacturers quickly looking to profit from low fat food markets, so in place of fat they added sugar to their products, creating low fat but high calorie foods.

What is wrong with that you may ask? Well recently sugar has been labelled “enemy number 1″ and there have been many debates regarding its contribution to the increase of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer

Just a little mistake by those in charge you may think; a lack of understanding about the impact of sugar and its risks. Wrong. These dangers were clearly brought to our attention in 1972 by a British scientist called John Yudkin who wrote the book “Pure, White & Deadly” and was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry.

It is only 42 years later that his claims have been validated, and still there is strong resistance from the food industry and a number of science and health professionals who are trying to brush these factual claims under the carpet and label the truth as nonsense. The motivation? Profit. Dark forces are plotting to damage global health for monetary gain.

Calls for regulation are being made, but due to resistance there is currently a long delay in proceedings. Why does it take fifty years for a call to action to be successful? The same thing happened with the tobacco industry; the science showed us the dangers of smoking and it took fifty years to push through regulations due to a number of scientists and politicians disputing clears fact after being bribed by tobacco manufacturers.

I have decided to jump into this war and help educate people about these issues and help them improve their health. I am now running my own blog about health, nutrition and physiology, topics about which I am not without knowledge, having attended one of these sports massage courses from a professional training provider who I worked for as an intern during my University years.

But my contribution to the cause is not limited to cyber-space. I also now teach a Pilates class in my local park on Thursday evenings. I know a lot about Pilates and its health benefits because I did this Pilates teaching training course, also by that same company.

Our greatest weapon against this conspiracy is education, and I am doing what I can to educate others about the dangers of a misinformed lifestyle. This is the only way I can think of helping as we can no longer trust the charities. I just hope that one day that the cloak is lifted from what is masking these mass murderers.

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4 Reasons why Camping Totally Sucks

Mother Nature and man have a typical parent-child relationship. You can visit, but when you overstay your welcome, you start to remember the reasons why you moved out in the first place. If the thought of foregoing luxuries like flush toilets, running water and cold drinks is not enough to deter you from going camping, try these insane facts.

Tiny dangerous creatures: A golden dart frog is one of the most toxic animals on earth and could be lurking about in your camp site without you even knowing it. Despite being the size of a paperclip, they have enough venom in their tiny bodies to kill ten grown men. There could be one in your pocket, shoe or ear for all you know. Another tiny creature to fear is the bullet ant; it’s called a bullet ant because its sting feels like getting shot. It lives in the trees and shrieks at you before attacking and the sting is so painful that you can actually crap your pants. If that doesn’t scare you, try the giant soldier ant that has a reputation for destroying anything in its path in a primordial fashion. So while you sleep, thousands of them will swiftly flow over you and rip your flesh off your bones in a matter of minutes and then move on, you won’t even have time to scream. These, my friends, are some of the probable realities of camping.

Weird lights and alien abductions: Fact is; no alien is coming to get you when you are safely tucked in your bed, at home and in the city. They will come for you when you and your friends are out in the wilderness and alone – camping. There are numerous stories of people who have been abducted by weird flying aircrafts never to be seen again as well as stories of campers that have seen strange, unexplainable lights.

Dangerous wild animals: Bears, snakes… you name them. The wilderness is full of more animals that are trying to kill you per square meter than any other environment. One sad story is that of a Jonathan Kanes in Australia who had never gone camping before. After much hype about camping, he decided to make the trip enjoyable by trying a bit of hunting. He did all the right things; made sure he researched all the information necessary on hunting, equipped himself with all the hunting essentials including camouflage, a long range rifle equipped with a rifle scope, and a trustworthy survival knife. What the poor chap didn’t know was that on this trip, the hunter would become the hunted. All the research and cool gear he got couldn’t help him because he was killed by a poisonous snake. When it comes to poisonous animals, Australia has got enough to make them an export commodity.

A psychopathic murderer lurking in the woods: Ever played the game ‘murder mystery’? Well, your next camping trip could turn out to be a real life murder drama when a psychopathic murderer lurking in the woods starts murdering each one of you one by one. Heck, it could even be one of your camping buddies! This storyline has been the tale describing the disappearance and sequential death of many campers all over the world; take the Jenner, California murder of 2004 and tones of other similar stories for instance.

For your own sake, the next time you are picking a getaway, go for exotic and luxurious places like Aruba and the four seasons and leave the wilderness to those adapted for it – the animals.

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What The Big Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You To Know About Acne Treatment

Acne treatment is big business, and the pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know that there are healthier, less expensive and more natural ways to treat your acne. You see, big pharmaceutical companies want you to be dependent upon them. That’s why they push these tailor-made chemical pills on us that do nothing more than treat the symptoms of our diseases. You’re much better off treating your acne naturally through proper diet and all-natural remedies that can give you long lasting results and don’t have all the side effects of the “medicine” that big Pharma is selling us.

One of the simplest all-natural acne remedies you can try it is aloe vera. An aloe vera acne treatment works for a number of reasons. It’s full of numerous healthy ingredients that help promote healthy properly moisturized skin. It’s also very good at killing the bacteria that cause acne. There are two ways that you can use it. You can use it topically as a spot treatment, all over your face, in a facial mask or any number of other ways. The second option is taking it as a dietary supplement. You can drink the aloe vera gel or if you prefer you can buy aloe vera juice. It’s also great for your digestive system, and it will give a big boost to your immune system.

You can get your aloe vera gel from two different sources. Can buy it from a store where you can make your own from an aloe vera plant. If you decide to buy gel from a store, then I highly recommend that you buy a product that is certified organic by the USDA. You should also look for products that are made using the inner fillet of the plant. You see, the outer part of the leaf as a compound called aloin in it which you don’t want to be ingesting. The aloin is like a natural laxative which will cause you to have diarrhea and all kinds of other problems if you ingest too much of it.

It’s also a good idea to look for a product that is certified 100% pure aloe vera. You can also work for products that are preservative free so that you don’t get any unnecessary chemicals.

If you want to get the freshest aloe vera possible then you may be interested in growing your own plants. It can be very fun and rewarding, and they’re a very easy plant to grow. They require very little maintenance. Just put them in a pot and water it only when it gets completely dry. They’re similar to a cactus, so they don’t need very much water. They do like getting a lot of sun, so it’s a good idea to put them in a very sunny window in your house. Or if you prefer, they will grow very well outside in a sunny place.

Once your plants have grown and you have some leaves, now it’s time to extract the gel from the leaf. All you need is a knife and a place to cut the leaf. First you trim the prickly edges from each side of the leaf. Then you need to cut off the outer skin on the top and bottom of the leaf. You’ll be left with the gooey gel from the center of the leaf. We can cut off a small section to apply to your face and then store the rest in a container in the refrigerator.

Using aloe vera gel is easy. All you have to do is apply some gel to your face wherever your acne is, and let the gel absorbed into your skin. The best time to do it is at night after you take a shower. That way, you can just leave it on overnight while you sleep.

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The Myth Of Retro Sweets And Things Being Better In Old Days

I have at times been accused of being a mad conspiracy theorist always obsessed with looking into new alternative lifestyles. Ok I’m guilty I admit it. I love a good conspiracy theory and new health theories grab my attention frequently, But remember just because it’s not proven doesn’t mean that it’s not true! Try not to be a sheep.

People also often say I’m a pedantic ass. Ok I’m guilty of that too! But so what! A fair few people read this blog so you must like it so I’m going to continue as normal and if need to get something off my chest I’m just going to say do that!

“Retro” Sweets

So without further ado… what about these idiots that go on and on about retro sweets? You know… the sweets from your childhood. Gobstoppers, flumps, blackjacks and fruit salads bla bla bla… How exactly are these lesser seen sweets any more retro that all the other commonly available sweets in the shops today?

If you can buy these sweets in the shops today in 2014 what exactly is so retro about them?

Oh it’s just old fashioned sweets I can hear you say. Stop right there! Let’s look at some raw hard data.

The common Mars bar was invented in 1932 and the famous “retro” sweets such as sherbet flying saucers were invented in the 1960′s. So who exactly is more retro?

Why don’t we start called anything over 40 years old retro and we just prefix most of the world’s nouns with the word retro. Like…. How about a retro apple or a retro banana anyone? It’s ridiculous and it needs to stop!

I tried to contact the largest online “retro sweets” shop to see what they had to say about their stupidity but unsurprisingly they declined or were in able to comment. I’m not too sure which or maybe they could not talk because of giant gobstoppers in their mouths.

Better In The Old Days

In the interests of research I did buy myself a big hamper of these lesser seen sweets from and enjoyed stuffing my face with them even if they are named wrongly. I wanted to find out if sweets were better in the old days like people keep telling me.

My box sugar junkie box arrived and I went straight for the fizzy popping candy. Instantly I’m transported back to when I was 8 years old. I feel younger and more alive but just for about 10 seconds the feeling fades fast.

30 minutes later my blood sugar is rising and I’m feeling jittery and 1 hour after that I’m slumped in front of my laptop surrounded by the carnage of the biggest sugar bing I inflicted upon myself for decades! It’s 2pm in the afternoon and grampa here is ready for an afternoon nap.

On reflection, I type this with a mouth full of flumps which are soothing my nerves a little, maybe I’m just grumpy because going by this definition I’m well past retro myself. I’m a retro blogger still going strong in 2014!?

What do you think about “retro” sweets? A load of crap of the best thing since “retro-retro” sweets? Please get in touch and let us know.

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News Today: The Dangers of Consuming Counterfeit Brews

It is well known that excessive consumption of alcohol is harmful to one’s health. In the world today, there are many alcohol related diseases that are causing despair and grief upon families. But that is not the only worry in most countries today; counterfeit alcoholic brands now pose greater danger than genuine alcohol. The counterfeit business is booming especially in the alcohol industry.

Properly produced alcoholic drinks and and certified ones are made with use of ethanol – meaning that the alcohol is safe to drink if drunk in moderation. However, fake alcoholic drinks can also be produced through the use of other cheaper types of alcohol that can have very serious adverse health effects.

Substitutes for ethanol that are commonly used may include substances like chemicals that are used in nail polish, cleaning fluids remover and automobile screen and also methanol and also isopropanol that are used in some fuel and anti freeze. These other alcohol types can produce a similar effect to that of ethanol in terms of making one feel tipsy. However, these types are also potentially very dangerous.

Drinking alcohol laced with these chemicals can cause conditions such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, drowsiness and also dizziness. Drinking such products can lead to kidney or liver problems or even coma. Methanol, the substance that has been found in most fake vodka can also cause permanent blindness.

But by a distance, the most worrying and dangerous symptom found with people that have drunk counterfeit products that contain harmful chemicals is the mouth getting dry along and also the person being unable to breath. The person’s tongue will remain stuck to the top of their mouth. This is the very first sign of a serious health risk that poses a great danger and paramedics should be called quickly.

When consumers drink counterfeited alcohol, they do not know the exact strength of what they are drinking because it has not been produced to the commercial alcohol standards. Consumers should always look out for fake/counterfeit alcohol and strive to drink genuine brands.

In order to avoid drinking counterfeit alcohol, one should carefully look out for some for these small details that matter most. Things like the seal being tampered with should always be checked. Look out for same product bottles that look different in terms of color, design and tops. The pricing of the alcohol should not be too good or enticing to be true and one is advised to buy alcohol from a well known supermarket, bar or retail shop that is licensed with the sell of alcohol.

As countries seek to lower the number of health risks related to alcohol consumption, most governments should have strict laws in regard to the sale of alcohol. There is no country around the world where fake alcohol has not found its way through. Counterfeit brews pose greater dangers than other counterfeit products, such as counterfeits for the best kids scooter, or the best weight bench products. Both the governments and bottle lovers should take quick action to restore sanity in this market.

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