A lot of people are getting confused between a brain aneurysm and stroke; an aneurysm usually occurs in the largest artery of the body which is the aorta but can also occur in the brain and it can actually lead to stoke, while stroke, on the other hand, occur when the brain cells die due to lack of oxygen-rich blood supply.
Although an aneurysm may also occur in different parts of the body, the common target is the brain making stroke one of the leading causes of death around the world.
A study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, scientists have identified the top 8 factors that may trigger or increase the risk of ruptured aneurysm.
Study author Dr. Monique Vlak from University Medical Center in the Netherlands said, “All of the triggers induce a sudden and short increase in blood pressure, which seems a possible common cause for aneurismal rupture.”
Below are the 8 factors that commonly trigger an aneurysm:
Although it is the only emotional trigger in the list, anger causes a seven-fold increase in the risk of a brain bleed. Strong emotions like being upset or angry may also increase blood pressure and cause an aneurysm to rupture.
Surprise or being startled
The study shows that being surprised or startled has a 2.7 percent attributable risk of aneurysm so better stay away from scary movies or horror attraction to avoid getting shocked which may lead to ruptured aneurysm.
Since cola contains caffeine, the study shows that those who drink soda have higher chances of experiencing aneurysm am hour after cola consumption.
Straining the toilet
Straining while trying to defecate may have increase the risk of ruptured aneurysm so doctors normally recommends treating constipated patient with brain aneurysm with laxative to lower the risk of subarachnoid hemorhage.
Since sex causes the pleasure center of the brain to light up, it may cause increased blood pressure and eventually brain bleed. Experts suggest that if you’re normally experience headache after sex, better consult it immediately with your doctor.
Blowing the nose
Believe it or not, blowing off your nose may lead to brain aneurysm as it temporarily increases he intracranial pressure inside your brain, this also applies in coughing and sneezing. Such normal body activity may trigger the weak part of the brain artery to burst.
Vigorous physical exercise
Although exercise if good for the health, too much pressure while working out may rupture the blood vessel wall of the brain. Heavy weight-lifting, straining and other heavy exercises may lead to brain aneurysm. So better have thorough medical examination before getting yourself a gym membership or enrolling in a fitness program.
Coffee lovers need not to worry too much as the study shows that only people with weak blood vessel wall in the brain are the ones affected by this factor. Drinking coffee increases our blood pressure which may cause the arterial wall to rupture.
It is really difficult to tell if someone has brain aneurysm but most of its symptoms could be attributed to medical conditions like headache, stress, blurred or double vision, difficulty in speaking, weakness and numbness.
In some cases, persons with brain aneurysm may also experience nausea, vomiting, sudden pain in the eye, mental awareness, numbness, and photophobia or sensitivity to light.
Source : Ur Daily Journal
Whether it’s neat, with orange juice, with Red Bull or for that matter, as part of a fancy cocktail, vodka is one of the most preferred alcoholic beverages around the world. However, very few people know these interesting facts about this popular drink. Hopefully now, you’ll get a few topics to discuss the next time you’re downing a few pegs with your pals.
Here are 10 things you (probably) never knew about vodka:
Fact 1 : Since vodka is distilled from water ethanol and fermented potatoes or grains, it contains very little fusel oils–much less than other alcoholic beverages. This coupled with the fact that it is carbon filtered, makes it one of the purest drinks in the world!
Fact 2 : A litre of vodka weighs only 953 g and not 1 kg as one might imagine!
Fact 3 : As opposed to popular belief, vodka does go bad if stored for longer periods of time. Ideally, vodka has to be consumed within 12 months of the manufacturing date!
Fact 4 : Up until 1885, vodka was only sold in 12.3 litre buckets–and even still, it was a very popular drink. Thankfully, smaller bottles were introduced so that we don’t spend the early part of our work week coping with a massive hangover!
Fact 5 : While traditional vodka has exactly 38 percent alcohol, the European Union recognizes any such drink with more than 37.5 percent alcohol content as vodka. On the other hand, all vodka sold in the United States has to have 40 percent or more alcohol content.
Fact 6 : Due to the high production and consumption of vodka in America, countries like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, all Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and areas of Slovakia and Hungary, these regions constitute the Vodka Belt!
Fact 7 : Apart from getting you drunk, vodka can also be used for other purposes. For example, soaking your razor blade in vodka after a shave disinfects it and prevents rusting! Vodka can also be used for cleaning glasses and bathrooms because the alcohol tends to kill, mould and mildew! Of course, this is assuming you have enough money to switch from Harpic to vodka!
Fact 8 : While there are varied accounts of where vodka originated–either in Russia or Poland–the first variations of Russian vodka were meant for medicinal purposes. It is also reported that Polish vodka was scented and used as aftershave!
Fact 9 : According to some historic accounts, vodka was used to make gunpowder in Sweden in the 15th century!
Fact 10 : While clear vodka is very popular, its flavored versions are also widely available. Some of the best vodka flavors are red pepper, ginger, varying fruit flavors, vanilla, chocolate (unsweetened), and cinnamon.
Source : Mensxp
IN the words of countless Game of Thrones characters: “winter is coming” – and with it it comes plunging temperatures and frosty mornings.
But it’s less winter wonderland and more deep freeze nightmare as drivers have to brave the sub-zero temperatures to de-ice their cars in the morning before heading off to work. But what’s the best way to get it done and how can you make sure you’re not breaking the law?
What’s the best way to de-ice your windscreen?
While many people opt for classic methods like boiling water or scraping with a credit card to be free of the frost, we regret to tell you that both of those car cause damage to your vehicle.
There are ways to remove frost from your screen without damaging your car or forking out on an expensive de-icing solution.
Mix up a solution of water with a teaspoon of salt, before pouring it over any affected areas.
Muddling together three parts of vinegar to one part of water will also do the trick.
This clever trick will work in a matter of seconds with no damage to your motor.
What to avoid when de-icing your windscreen
It is not advisable to pour boiling water on to your car windows when the temperatures outside are cold.
The sudden warmth hitting your windscreen could lead to the glass cracking.
Never use anything other than a car-specific scraper to remove the frost from your car.
Scratching off the ice with a credit card or sharp object can cause your items to snap or your screen to become scratched.
Also be careful NEVER to leave your car unattended with the motor running while you go in and grab something to help you remove the ice.
Aside from being an opportunist thief’s dream, it’s also against the law as drivers have to be “in control” of their vehicle at all times.
How to prevent your windscreen frosting overnight
Stop the winter pre-commute stress with this simple tip.
Soak an old towel in a solution made up of water and table salt and then place it over your car windows the night before.
As salt lowers the freezing point of water, moisture is prevented from frosting over on your screen.
You can also make a frost-fighting solution by mixing one part of water to two parts of alcohol.
Prevention is better than cure – you can put a soaked towel or a cover over the window to prevent it from icing up
Why does frost form on cars?
Just like when condensation fogs up vehicle windows, the temperature outside doesn’t have to drop below freezing for your windscreen to frost over.
When you switch off your car engine, the temperature inside the car drops.
Just as the ground temperature can be colder than the air above it, the glass
surface of a car tends to get cooler quicker.
Source : The Sun
Will your jewellery always look as beautiful as it did on the day you bought it? The answer to this question depends upon how well you treat it. If you toss your jewellery absent-mindedly into a jewellery box, only taking it out when you need to wear it, then probably not. Like most other things, your jewellery also responds to tender loving care. If you treat your jewellery right, it’s going to look beautiful and sparkly for many years to come. Different kinds of gold need different kinds of care. Here are five tips to help you take proper care of your jewellery.
Don’t let anything dull your gold
Unlike silver, gold is a much more durable metal and does not get tarnished. However, time can take its toll on your lustrous gold jewellery. Body lotions, perfumes and pollution can conspire to make your gold jewellery look dull. All you need to restore its shine is some warm water and liquid detergent. Mix a drop of detergent in a bowl of warm water and let your gold jewellerysoak in it for a few minutes. Gently scrub it with a baby toothbrush and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth. As with all other jewellery, you can prevent it from getting damaged by making sure it’s the last thing you put on. If you get your lotions, perfumes and makeup on it, they can damage the jewellery. With proper care, gold jewellery, such as these Avinata gold earrings, can look as good as new forever.
Protect your silver from tarnish
Silver is often our favouritejewellery to wear in the workplace. Unfortunately, silver is notorious for tarnishing easily. Luckily though, there are plenty of ways to both prevent and treat tarnish. Always store your silver in an airtight box to prevent air from getting in and oxidising it. Silver is also a very soft material, so make sure you store it individually or it might get scratched. Always clean it with a microfiber cloth to prevent any scratches and never, ever clean it with a toothbrush. If your silver does get tarnished, you can take it to a reputed jeweler like Zaamor, to remove the tarnish and bring your silver back to its former glory.
Keep pearls safe from damage
Pearls are timeless style statements, like this Vrishni pearl pendant. There are plenty of interesting facts about pearls and one of them is that they are also very soft, sensitive stones that need to be taken special care of. Always store your pearl jewellery individually because they can get easily scratched by other stones and metals. You also need to wipe down your pearls with a dry cloth each time after you wear it. Your natural oils and sweat can corrode these soft stones and damage them permanently. You can even add a tiny bit of olive oil to the cloth you’re wiping them with for added shine. Never use commercial jewellery cleaners to clean your pearls because the chemicals in them can be too strong.
Prevent gemstones from getting scratched
Gemstones are unique pieces of jewellery and don’t get damaged easily. However, if you’re too careless with them, then even they aren’t completely damage-resistant. Always remove any gemstone jewellery you’re wearing before you do strenuous tasks because they might break. If you have a habit of removing your rings by tugging on them at the stone, then this might loosen the stone and cause them to fall out. You should also store your gemstone jewellery in separate pouches in case harder stones scratch the softer ones. These Serenity sapphire and diamond earringswill make beautiful additions to your gemstone jewellery collection.
Let your diamonds sparkle
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone of all, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Diamond rings, in particular, can accumulate dust and grime, making them look less sparkly with time. Every few months, soak your diamond rings in warm soapy water and scrub them gently with a toothbrush. Diamonds are hard, so they won’t get scratched from the bristles. Always remove your diamond jewellery before you do something strenuous or you might end up chipping it. Diamond jewellery should also be the last thing you put on, so they don’t come into too much contact with your lotions, makeup and perfume. This Dandelion diamond ring is perfect for everyday wear and will maintain its sparkle for years to come.
With these tips, you’ll be able to keep your jewellery looking beautiful and flawless.
Source : Zaamor Diamonds
Tips and Tricks to Help Avoid Hair Loss :
Hair loss is viewed as an epidemic in modern society. There are few known facts on how to avoid hair loss and many people simply accept the inevitable. Hair loss is not inevitable and the process can be slowed and sometimes halted. This article contains simple tricks and tips that will help you slow the process of losing your hair.
One of the easiest methods to incorporate into your daily life to help prevent hair loss is to start a diet rich in foods that make hair healthy. Hair is made up of proteins. This means eating a diet rich in high protein foods will help your hair to stay healthy. Another benefit to a high protein diet is that protein has been shown to increase levels of testosterone in the body. Loss of testosterone is often linked with hair loss. You should try to eat a lot lean proteins like fish, low fat cheeses, yogurt and beans.
You should use good quality shampoo and conditioners on your hair to help discourage hair loss. Men with hair loss should take particular care in selecting their hair products. Shampoos and conditioners should be separate and not all-in-one products. Your hair product does not have to be the most expensive but you should be looking to use a quality product that enhances your hair. You should look for a product that is protein-based so that it can help strengthen and keep your existing hair and discourage hair loss.
It may seem counterproductive to trim your hair when you are trying to keep as much of the hair as you can, but taking care of split ends can help you maintain your hair and prevent further hair loss. Split ends can inhibit hair growth. Split ends can also make the edges of your hair very brittle and allow them to break easily. To prevent split ends you should be gentle with your hair when washing it and brushing it while wet. Wet hair is very prone to breakage and should be handled with care in order to prevent the split ends.
You should know that getting a proper night’s sleep can help to prevent hair loss. Proper sleep habits are important to your health overall and to the health of your hair. Your body regenerates as it sleeps and voids toxins which could be contributing to your hair loss. A proper sleep regimen also helps to reduce stress in your life. High stress is linked to hair loss so by making sure you get a good night’s sleep you can reduce your overall stress level and help reduce hair loss symptoms.
Hair loss can be a manageable condition, and by following some of the tips and hints that are listed in the article above, you can take the necessary steps to save your hair line. There are many other alternatives in addition to those mentioned in this article, and you should spend some time doing your research in the future.
Source : Hair Loss is Not Fun
One thing that makes a big difference in your grilling success is how you freeze your steaks. In order to have the most surface area of the steaks exposed to the grill grates, freeze them on a completely flat surface (like a baking sheet)—or make sure the frozen steaks you buy are perfectly flat. Then transfer them to a resealable freezer bag, press out all of the air, and seal. Of course, you can also buy frozen steaks to grill—just make sure they’re perfectly flat.
Also, make sure you don’t let your steaks hang out in the icebox too long—you don’t want to be disappointed by freezer burn. When wrapped properly, frozen meat will stay freezer burn-free for about three to six months in the average home freezer.
2. USE THICK-CUT STEAKS
This technique works best with steaks that are 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. Porterhouse, ribeye, or T-bone would be great choices. Kim doesn’t recommend cooking frozen thinner steaks like skirt or flank, because their interiors can overcook before the exteriors are well-browned.
For the record, Kim also likes using this technique with thick-cut pork chops. She’ll even partially freeze a roast to achieve similar results—but that’s a whole other story.
3. SET UP A TWO-ZONE GRILL
The most important thing to do when cooking frozen steak is to set up a two-zone fire. That means creating two areas on the grill: one for direct, high heat, and one for indirect, lower heat. That way, you can sear the steak until it’s nicely caramelized, then move it to the cooler side to cook through to perfection.
4. SEAR, SEASON, THEN COOK THROUGH
First, sear the frozen steak on the direct-heat side of the grill, until the exterior has a nice caramelized crust, 10–14 minutes. When you’re ready to flip the steak and sear the other side, be sure to generously season both sides of the steak with salt (we like kosher salt for its clinging ability) and pepper. (No matter how hard you try, salt, pepper, or any other spices just won’t stick to a frozen steak, so it’s best to season it after it’s warmed up a bit on the grill.)
When the steak is seared, move it to the indirect-heat side of the grill to gently cook it low and slow until the interior has reached your desired doneness (see below for temperatures), 10–15 minutes more. Let the steak rest 5 minutes to evenly distribute the juices, then serve.
5. MONITOR YOUR TEMPERATURE
Since you may not be used to the timing of cooking a steak this way, the only surefire way to know what’s going on inside is to take its temperature with an instant-read thermometer. You certainly don’t want to serve up a steak that’s still frozen in the middle or—even worse—overcooked. The interior of the steak will come to the desired pull temperature slowly, so feel free to check it multiple times to get a steak that’s cooked exactly how you want it to be.
You’ll want to cook the steak to its “pull temperature”—about 5 degrees shy of the final desired temperature of the meat, since carryover cooking will bring the temperature up another 5 degrees as the steak rests:
Well Done:150°F and up
Source : Epicurious
One of the best ways to go about learning a new language is to expose yourself to that language as often as possible. If weekend trips to Spain are slightly out of budget, there is a range of other ways you can bring Spanish in to your every day life. The more you see and hear the language, the more likely it is to stick in your mind.
One of the neatest tricks there is is startlingly simple in it’s execution, but can be hugely beneficial. Most mobile phones can have the language used in the menus and directions changed – simply by switching your display language to Spanish, you’ll be regularly exposed to the language. You can still write and read text messages in English, but everything else on your phone will be in Spanish. Over time, you’ll learn automatically what words mean, and even just seeing the language several times a day will be useful. But remember, always write down exactly how to switch the language back to English by testing it beforehand – otherwise, if needing to do something complex using your phone, you may be stuck in Spanish!
In the same vein, as your Spanish improves, why not try and read simple news stories in Spanish? Many newsagents offer Spanish newspapers, and there is of course a wealth of information and Spanish news available online. You don’t need to understand everything, but sometimes reading the same news report in English and in Spanish can help gain a level of comprehension that can’t be taught. Most people who achieve true fluency in a second language do so by needing to use the language on a daily basis, mostly through living in a relevant country. While this may not be possible, you can, using these small methods, introduce a Spanish flavour to your English life which could have countless benefits to your retention of the language.
Source : Learn Spanish Today
Everyone knows that you shouldn’t put metal inside of a microwave. But there are other lesser known items that should be kept out too.
Here are some of those items:
Running the microwave without anything inside of it can damage or even cause a fire since there is nothing to absorb the microwaves.
2) Paper Bags
Paper bags can release flammable toxins when put inside the microwave.
3) Aluminum or Tin Foil
These are metallics and can catch fire.
4) Take Out Containers
These are typically made of plastic which can melt and sometimes they have metallic components which can catch fire.
5) Frozen Meat
It’s difficult to assess how well heat evenly distributes through meat depending on its thickness. Bacteria can grow and spread when heat isn’t properly distributed. So, its best to defrost meat in the refrigerator.
6) Travel Mugs and Bottles
Unless your bottle or mug specifically says that it’s microwave safe, then you should keep it out of your microwave. The stainless steel can block heat from warming the contents of your mug and also damage your microwave. The plastic type can melt.
7) Yogurt or Butter Containers
These containers will not be able to handle the high temperature of your microwave. They can also release chemicals into your food.
8) Hot Peppers
If they don’t catch fire first, they can release chemicals that will burn your eyes when you open the microwave door.
Don’t do it. Not even for a few seconds. Not unless you want to unleash toxin into your food and clean up a melted mess in your microwave.
10) Sauce or Dip Without a Cover
You’ll end up cleaning a splattered mess, so make sure you cover it even if it’s just with a paper towel.
Grapes will explode in your microwave and, believe it or not, can catch fire.
Source : Home Hacks
Are you having a hard time losing weight? It may not be your diet’s fault, just the way you’re living. Below, are the top six tips and tricks we think you could use to help you lose weight on your own. From reducing your sugar intake to working on your cardio, let’s help you reach your dream weight and shave off those pesky pounds.
1. Reduce Your Sugar Intake :
High sugar consumption can lead to a variety of health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Believe it or not, the average American consumes roughly 15 teaspoons of sugar every day. However, most of this sugar is hidden in highly processed foods, meaning you’re not even aware you’re eating it.
Sugar negatively affects your body in a few ways. When there is an excess of sugar in the body, your liver begins to process the extra sugar and turn it into fatty acids. Fatty acids are then stored as fat cells throughout your body. To prevent this effect, limit your intake of processed sugars. If you do have a sugar craving, reach for a piece of fruit instead as this is a healthier sugar option.
2. Lemon Water Detox :
Lemon water was the first water detox recipe ever made and is commonly used amongst the general public. Its sweet, delicious flavor links it to many health benefits that you can use to your advantage. Plus, lemon water is only water with lemon mixed in. No matter if you serve it hot or cold, it has a wide array of benefits, such as a weight loss tool.
Recent studies have shown that detoxing for weight loss can help increase your metabolism, aiding you in breaking down more food quickly. Not to mention, drinking a cold or warm cup of lemon water a day is generally a healthy habit in itself.
3. Get a Better Night’s Sleep :
Although getting a full night of sleep is important for your overall health, it can also help you lose weight and prevent you from putting the pounds back on again. In fact, researchers have found that people who get less sleep are nearly 55 percent to become overweight, than those who get a better night’s sleep. This is because sleep deprivation changes your appetite hormones, making you eat more than you should.
To improve your sleep, there are a few changes you should make to your nightly routine. Limit screen time before bed and put away your cell phone. You should also optimize sleep conditions in your bedroom may maintaining a comfortable temperature and making sure the room is totally dark.
4. Increase Your Fiber Intake :
Eating foods that are rich in fiber can boost weight loss and make you healthier overall. Be sure to focus on increasing your intake of foods that hold water-soluble fiber. This is particularly helpful for weight loss because it makes you feel full when you eat it. Fiber makes the emptying of your stomach take longer to complete. This, in turn, causes your stomach to expand and your body to release satiety hormones that tell you to stop eating. This will naturally cause you to eat less. Fiber can also help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut. The healthier your gut flora and fauna are, the lower your chances of developing obesity.
5. Replace Soda and Juice :
Instead of grabbing another soda or glass of juice, instead, reach for a glass of cold water. Soda, juice, and other beverages often contain high amounts of sugar and calories. These drinks are a risk to anybody’s diet.
On the other hand, drinking more water can actually help you to lose weight. One study found that drinking water actually increased the amount of calories burned by your body by between 24 and 30 percent for an hour after consuming the beverage. Additionally, drinking water before eating a meal can make you feel fuller faster, thus reducing your calorie intake and helping you cut down those pounds. This is especially effective for people who are middle-aged and older. So, the next time you feel thirsty, grab a glass of water.
6. Perform Cardio Exercise :
There is no need to head out the gym to get in your daily exercise. Instead, consider doing some kind of cardio exercise at home. This type of workout is a great way to burn calories, boost your physical health, and improve your mental stamina. Cardio is great for reducing body weight, boosting your metabolism, and lowering your risk of developing certain diseases like heart disease. Studies have shown that cardio is especially effective at removing dangerous belly fat.
In the home, you can do yoga, watch a cardio workout video, or do a basic cardio workout. If you have exercise equipment in your home, you can also walk or jog on the treadmill, use the stair climber, or cycle on an indoor bike.
Losing weight is no easy process, but it starts with you. With a little hard work and dedication, in addition to following the tips and tricks we mentioned above, you’ll reach your desired weight in no time. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to kickstart your healthy life and watch those pounds drop .
Source : Gym Buddy Now
I have been wearing glasses since the age of 8—that’s a very long time. Afraid that I would be called “four eyes” in school the moment I stepped foot into my classroom, I cried all night thinking that glasses would ruin my life forever (I never took in the fact that they would also help me see a lot better). But, let me break it to you: I love wearing my pair of specs, and they’ve become a huge part of who I am!
I now wear my glasses everywhere I go, and although I can see super clear, there are some inconveniences associated with wearing them. For example, they fog up when I’m out in the cold and getting rid of the fogginess takes tremendous effort.
So for someone who wears them often, I need a couple of tricks up my sleeve to ensure that these inconveniences don’t happen too often. Do you also wear glasses on a regular basis? If so, tune in below and read six important hacks every glasses-wearing person needs to know!
1. How To Stop Glasses From Fogging
Rub a soap bar on your lenses and clean it off with a cloth. The next time you go out, you’ll notice that your glasses are fog-free.
2. How To Stop Them From Sliding Down Your Nose
Take a little bit of eyeshadow primer (yes, even the gentlemen) and dab it on the bridge of your nose–the glasses will stop slipping down.
3. How To See In The Shower Without Your Specs
Once your glasses are off, it’s hard to read labels on shampoos and conditioners, in the shower. Simply wrap a rubber band around the shampoo bottle to distinguish it from the conditioner.
4 . How To Make a Homemade Lens Cleaner
Mix 2 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part water and 3 drops of dish soap—voila, there’s your cleaner! For best results, use a microfiber cloth to wipe your lenses.
5. How To Remove Scratches From The Lenses
Take a non-abrasive toothpaste and dab a small amount on your lenses. Rub the paste in a circular motion over the lenses and rinse it off with water. Good as new.
6. How to straighten out crooked glasses
Place your glasses on a table to see which side isn’t touching the table top. Adjust the end until it is—straightened glasses!
Here’s hoping that these tips and tricks were useful for you. If you enjoyed this post, or know someone who needs a glasses-related trick or two up their sleeve, then don’t forget to like and share this post with them .
Source : Metaspoon