Gloomy Day Smoothie

One thing i love is oranges…. So juicy and fresh especially when they are nice and cold. When I came across this recipe I had to give a try and test out the blend. It was delicious I tell you!

Ingredients

  • 1 mango – peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt

Directions

  1. Place mango, banana, orange juice, and yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in clear glasses, and drink with a bendy straw!

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Angel Falls

The waterfall has been known as the “Angel Falls” since the mid twentieth century; they are named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator, who was the first person to fly over the falls.  Angel’s ashes were scattered over the falls on July 2, 1960.
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The common Spanish name “Salto Ángel” derives from his surname. In 2009, President Hugo Chávez announced his intention to change the name to the purported original indigenous Pemon term (“Kerepakupai Vená”, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place“), on the grounds that the nation’s most famous landmark should bear an indigenous name.[4] Explaining the name change,

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The Lucky Lucid Dreamer

Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming. This awareness can range from very faint recognition of the fact to something as momentous as a broadening of awareness beyond what has ever been experienced even in waking life. Lucid dreams usually occur while a person is in the middle of a regular dream and suddenly realizes that they are dreaming. Once you realize this, you have the ability to control your dreams, which is pretty much the most essential part of lucid dreaming.

My Experiences: Im a very visual person. I think in pictures over words most of the time. When it comes time to sleep my habit of being a visual thinker carries over into the dream world. There has been times were it felt as if i were living two lives. I would wake up live out my normal day then go to sleep and be on the run from police for robbing  a bank or some wild scheme. My lucidity seems to come back full power whenever I dont partake in the marijuana festivities. From what i have read marijuana will  suppress REM (rapid eye movement) sleep which is related to the dream state. After that week of having what I like to say was “too many dreams” I am careful with what I watch on television and play on the radio. All forms of entertainment leave imprints on the mind which can echo back to you in all types of ways.  I will post logs of my detailed dreams soon!

Wiki How To Attain Lucid Dreams Here 

Yogi Selects VII

  maliaaliciaWith @dashamalove and @jp_yogi at #sunset tonight#wloahu #whereiwanderlust #bogayoga #sup #yoga #love

@Maliaalicia with @dashamalove and @jp_yogi at #sunset tonight#wloahu #whereiwanderlust #bogayoga #sup #yoga #love

An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. Ancient Chinese Proverb Day 1 Downward Facing Dog- See @playfulpractice for the details. Here's a throwback for the first day of #myolyogis #makeyourownluckyogis with my crash test dummy.
An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. Ancient Chinese Proverb Day 1 Downward Facing Dog- See @playfulpractice for the details. Here’s a throwback for the first day of #myolyogis #makeyourownluckyogis with my crash test dummy. -@alissayoga

 

One of my personal favorite yogi's to keep up with from time to time... plus her name is cooler than me :) @-superdopeheroin
One of my personal favorite yogi’s to keep up with from time to time… plus her name is cooler than me 🙂 @-superdopeheroin

 

The Aztec Civilization

Aztec pyramids, pyramid-shaped structures, are an important part of ancient architecture of the Aztec Civilization. These structures were usually step pyramids with temples on top – more akin to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia than to the pyramids of Ancient Egypt. The Mesoamerican region’s largest pyramid by volume – indeed, the largest in the world by volume – is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla. These Aztec pyramids were mainly built for religious purposes. As mentioned before, the Aztecs were a religious group of people. These pyramids were therefore used to worship their Gods as well as to offer a sacrifice. The temple area on the top of the pyramid often had flat spaces, which played the role of a sacrificial block.

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Negatives and Positives of Solar Energy

Solar energy has the potential to dramatically change the way the world gets its power. Enough solar energy falls on a 100-square-mile area of the southwestern United States to power the entire nation. It is still important, however, to understand the environmental impacts associated with producing power from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower.

While solar is among the world’s cleanest forms of energy, plans to develop utility scale solar farms have raised concerns about potential environmental impacts.

One person’s beauty is another person’s eyesore. For some, solar panels evoke positive feelings, even when set in a natural landscape

Creating energy is a water intensive process. In the U.S., electricity production accounts for more than 40 percent of all daily freshwater withdrawals

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Mind Games

10 big brain benefits of playing chess

Not for nothing is chess known as “the game of kings.” No doubt the rulers of empires and kingdoms saw in the game fitting practice for the strategizing and forecasting they themselves were required to do when dealing with other monarchs and challengers. chesshelpsbrain As we learn more about the brain, some are beginning to push for chess to be reintroduced as a tool in the public’s education. With benefits like these, they have a strong case.

1. It can raise your IQ
Chess has always had an image problem, being seen as a game for brainiacs and people with already high IQs. So there has been a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation: do smart people gravitate towards chess, or does playing chess make them smart? At least one study has shown that moving those knights and rooks around can in fact raise a person’s intelligence quotient. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after 4 months of chess instruction.

2. It helps prevent Alzheimer’s
Because the brain works like a muscle, it needs exercise like any bicep or quad to be healthy and ward off injury. A recent study featured in The New England Journal of Medicine found that people over 75 who engage in brain-stretching activities like chess are less likely to develop dementia than their non-board-game-playing peers. Just like an un-exercised muscle loses strength, Dr. Robert Freidland, the study’s author, found that unused brain tissue leads to a loss of brain power. So that’s all the more reason to play chess before you turn 75.

3. It exercises both sides of the brain
In a German study, researchers showed chess experts and novices simple geometric shapes and chess positions and measured the subjects’ reactions in identifying them. They expected to find the experts’ left brains being much more active, but they did not expect the right hemisphere of the brain to do so as well. Their reaction times to the simple shapes were the same, but the experts were using both sides of their brains to more quickly respond to the chess position questions.

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Lower Your Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diet may lower your blood pressure

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Often called the “silent killer” because it provides few warning signs, hypertension increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke.

A healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mm HG. Previous studies have shown that each increase of 20/10 mm Hg in that number doubles the patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease. But lowering that top number just 5 mm HG can reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease by about 7%. And eating more fruits and vegetables may be a good way to do that, according to the new study, published Monday in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Many factors could be affecting the vegetarians’ blood pressure. Vegetarian diets are often lower in sodium and saturated fats, while being higher in fiber and potassium.

Vegetarians also tend to have lower body mass indexes because fruits and vegetables are less energy dense – meaning you can eat more of them for fewer calories.

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