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Sacrificing a Goat in Turkey for Kurban bayrami
This week had led to a flurry of activity in markets all over Turkey. Cattle farmers are busy as communities gear themselves up for a four-day festival that will start on Sunday called Kurban bayrami. The cattle farmers will experience their busiest week of the year as all over the country, goats, sheep, and cows are sold to be sacrificed according to Islamic rules and traditions. I will stand and listen while a verse from the Quran is read. The throat of the sheep will then be slit and the blood drained into a hole in the ground. Once this has been done, I will join in with the other women to clean and cut the animal up, hence why I am not dressed in my best gear. A certain amount of meat will be allocated to the poor. Neighbors who have not had the opportunity to purchase an animal will be given some and the rest will be divided between the families. I have gone past the stage when my stomach turns while this ritual is being performed. I suppose if you experience something often enough, you get used to it. Kurban Bayram in Turkey At the eid 2021 date I will dress in my oldest and drab clothes (bear with me- there is a reason why I am wearing old clothes), then head to friends and family to join in with this age-old religious tradition. My role in the celebration is simple. I will stand and listen while a verse from the Quran is read. The throat of the sheep will then be slit and the blood drained into a hole in the ground. Once this has been done, I will join in with the others to clean and cut the animal up, hence why I am not dressed in my best gear. A certain amount of meat will be allocated to the poor. Neighbors who have not had the opportunity to purchase an animal will be given some and the rest will be divided between the families. I have gone past the stage when my stomach turns while this ritual is being performed. I suppose if you experience something often enough, you get used to it. Meaning of عید قربان: Feast of the Sacrifice The traditional animal to use is a goat or sheep however families that have joined together may find themselves with enough money to upgrade to a meatier and plump cow. Sunday will be spent performing this ritual while the following days are spent visiting friends and family as well as attending the mosque. عید قربان in Turkey is known as the Sacrifice holiday and is a major event in the Islamic calendar. The significance relates to the occasion in the Quran when Abraham was ready to sacrifice his son at the command of God. God interrupted the act and Abraham used a sheep instead however the celebration occurs to show the dedication of Abraham and his acknowledgment that God is everything. you can Read More About Chickens, Goats Quails, And More About Pets and Animals Here Animal Cruelty versus Religion Of course, some argue that this practice is outdated and on the verge of animal cruelty. I have mulled this argument over in my mind many times. However, I cannot buy into the aspect that it is animal cruelty because, for me, it is all or nothing. We eat chicken, beef and lamb which I buy from my local supermarket. We are fully aware that we do not know the source of those animals, the conditions that they were kept in, and how they died. I feel it would be quite hypocritical of me to shout about animal cruelty on this day and then continue to buy meat from unknown sources. I would have to give up meat altogether and become a vegetarian of which I am not prepared to do. On Your Holiday If you find yourself in Turkey during عيد الأضحى, the chances are that you will not see the sacrifice of animals unless you head off to the rural areas. The only way it will affect you, is that travel on public transport will be hectic and most businesses will be closed. In the tourist areas, bars and restaurants will probably stay open. Muslims who are unable to attend the celebrations may instead give money to the poor. While non-practicing Muslims will spend the day as normal. It has been suggested by some that this celebration may become outdated and not be practiced shortly. I do not believe this however in your eyes. It did stop would that be a good thing or a bad thing?
Why Is Electrolyte Water Essential for the Body?
We are all aware that the benefits of drinking water are very remarkable: from controlling body temperature and blood pressure to enhancing mood, memory, and productivity. But do electrolytes added to the water, increase the benefits of H2O? What are Electrolytes? When dissolved in water, electrolytes are minerals that contain an electric charge. The meals you consume and the liquids you drink, keep your body electrolytes. These minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, transport via the body and use their electrical energy, which include: · Balance your body's water amount · Balance the pH level of your body · Move your cells with nutrition · Stir your cells with garbage · Regulate your nerves, your muscles, and your heart and brain · Help reconstruction of tissue damaged Electrically loaded minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are injected into electrolyte water. Electrolyte water can sometimes be called mineral water or alkaline water. Whether you think it or not, seawater and tap water even contain different kinds of salt electrolytes. It is not recommended to drink salt water; it has a correct balance of minerals, which is essential for health promotion. Drinking water-electrolyte was specially developed with an optimal concentration of only the most advantageous electrolytes to boost hydrating and other body processes. Like sports drinks, electrolytes have been added for increased hydration but sports drinks often contain high quantities of sugar and calories. What is Electrolyte Water Up to 60% of the human adult body is comprised of water. Your body cannot execute all its vital tasks when you lose even a modest bit of this 60 percent. Electrolytes are dehydrated and control your hydration. Electrolyte levels in your blood may be too low in some circumstances, resulting in an imbalance. An electrolyte imbalance might adversely affect your health. Symptoms maybe – · Fatigue · Fast or irregular heartbeat · Numbness and tingling · Confusion · Muscle weakness and cramping · Headaches · Convulsions 1. Improves Performance During Workouts It is recommended that electrolyte-enhanced water be drunk frequently while practicing to restore the electrolytes lost in sweat. This improves the functioning of your heart, brain, muscle, and nerve system. 2. Supports Nervous System All of us can imagine sports athletes picking up sports beverages to recharge their lost electrolytes, but not only athletes have to maintain their bodies fluid and hydrated. Understanding the need for continuous moisture keeps us safe and productive in the end. Even a minor loss in moisture can result in reduced cognitive capacities, less attention and awareness, and less time to respond. Your reaction time is equal to someone with a blood level of alcohol at dehydration of 3% by .08%. 3. Protection from Heat Stroke Hot environments place you in danger from moderate heat rash to life-threatening heatstroke in a range of heat-related diseases. Your body usually handles heat by releasing it and sweating it across your skin. However, in hot temperatures, this cooling system can begin to malfunction, resulting in a dangerously high body temperature. You need to limit your heating time to avoid heat-related ailments. However, it is also essentially important to get sufficient fluids and electrolytes to keep your body cool. You can get electrolyte waters of different flavors all enriched with electrolytes and essential minerals at sites like eBay such as TrueGether. They offer timely discounts to their customers and all the products are very affordable!
Why Do I Have Acne?
Acne is a skin condition that affects the oil glands and hair follicles. The pores in your skin are linked to glands that produce an oily substance called sebum. The glands and your pores are linked by a canal called the follicle, which contains thin hair that grows to the skin's surface. When sebum and dead skin cells combine, they form a plug in the follicle. The bacteria in the plug causes inflammation, which results in red inflamed acne and furthermore, acne scars What is the underlying cause of acne? Despite the fact that the exact cause of acne has yet to be determined. However, there are some things that can cause or worsen acne, such as: 1. Hormonal changes such as puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy can all cause acne. 2. Squeezing or picking at existing pimples 3. Excessive cleaning or scrubbing of the skin 4. Weather with high humidity 5. When you use excessive amounts of cosmetics or experiment with them, as well as harmful hair products and oil-based products such as sunscreen. 6. Corticosteroids and anabolic steroids for body building. 7. Acne on the forehead is linked to dandruff in the hair. What are the signs and symptoms of acne? Everyone is unique, and so are their symptoms. As a result, different symptoms indicate different types of acne. As an example: 1. If you have blackheads, they are open, clogged pores on the surface of your skin. 2. If you have whiteheads, they are plugged pores close to the skin's surface. 3. If you have papules, these are small, tender red/pink bumps on your skin. 4. Pustules are papules with pus on top if you have them. 5. If you have nodules, which are large, painful lumps deep beneath the skin's surface, 6. If you have cysts, they can be painful, pus-filled lumps located beneath the skin's surface. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that can affect anyone, regardless of age. It is unquestionably a difficult condition to prevent and even more difficult to treat. Certain natural remedies, such as stress control and weight loss help tremendously. If you are suffering from acne do consider discussing it with your dermatologist. Medical science has advanced a lot in treating even the most severe forms of acne such as cystic acne and hormonal acne. You no longer need to suffer alone.
2021 도쿄올림픽 국가별 유니폼
요즘 낙이 있다면, 매일이 명승부인 올림픽을 보는 재미인 것 같아 그.래.서 도쿄올림픽에서 인상깊은 국가별 유니폼을 가져왔어 Great America….! 1. 미국 오래전부터 미국의 유니폼은 랄프로렌과 나이키에서 맡아 후원했다고 해. 그중 선수단복은 미국의 상징과도 같은 브랜드 (아메리카 드림, PK셔츠의 원조) 랄프로렌에서 맡아서 제작하고 있어! (랄프로렌이 궁금하다면, 아래 클릭클릭!) https://www.vingle.net/posts/3829041 역시 미국의 디자인은 늘 세련됨 2.캐나다 우리나라, 해외 모두 단풍으로 알려진 캐나다 (a.k.a단풍국) 화제가 된 캐나다 폐막식 공식 유니폼,,ㅋㅋㅋ 개최국인 도쿄의 스트리트 패션과, 가타가나에도 영향을 받아 그래피티로 포인트를 주고 만들었는데 ~ 지나치게 흥겹고 젊은 느낌이 강조되어 가벼워 보인다는 평이 많고, 차라리 올림픽에 불참하자는 캐나다 국민들 반응이 많았음ㅋㅋㅋ,, 3. 러시아 강한자만이 살아남는다는 설원의 나라 마.더.로.씨.아! 끊이지 않는 도핑스캔들 때문에 이번 도쿄올림픽도 러시아가 아닌 ROC로 출전한건 다들 알지? (*Russian Olympick Committee : 러시아올림픽위원회) 러시아 국기가 떠오르는 디자인으로, 누가봐도 러시아인거 티남ㅋ 4. 영국 신사의 나라 영국의 클래식 수트와 빼놓을 수 없는 유니언잭 (말해뭐해.) 5. 이탈리아 무려 조르지오 아르마니가 담당하고 있는데 도쿄올림픽 개회식 최악의 유니폼으로 선정 역시 패션의 세계는 난해해;ㅎㅎ 6.호주 호주의 바다와 자연이 떠오르는 유니폼 7. 프랑스 패션의 나라 프랑스 유니폼 (with. 라코스테x르꼬끄) 개인적으로 역대 유니폼 중 가장 프랑스다우면서 멋지다고 생각 8. 중국 역시 실망시키지 않는 대륙의 유니폼 tmi : 2016 리우올림픽에서도 "토마토 계란볶음" 으로 화제였는데, 이번 유니폼을 본 중국의 누리꾼들은 차라리 토마토 계란볶음이 더 좋다고 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ... 9. 개최국 일본 도쿄올림픽 개최국인 만큼 신경을 많이 쓴게 보임! 개막전부터 욱일기 유니폼 논란이 많았지..^^.. (현재진행형) 10. 헝가리 개최국인 일본보다 더 일본같은 헝가리의 유니폼 일본의 기모노를 완벽하게 재해석 했다는 평~! 11. 대한민국 우리나라의 개회식 유니폼! 고려청자의 은은한 색으로 만든 자켓과 조선백자의 순백색 바지! 별로라는 사람도 많은데 난 개인적으로 가장 멋지다고 생각함!! (국뽕) 평창올림픽 롱패딩으로 유명했던 노스페이스가 이번에도 후원해서 진행한 선수복! 무려 페트병 1080만개를 재활용한 친환경 소재를 사용함..! (역대 최초로 기능성과 친환경 가치를 동시에 구현! 이것이 k-유니폼이다) 우리 선수들은 사실 어떤 유니폼을 입어도 모델같음^^ 너무 귀여운 우리 제덕쿵야 코리아 화이팅!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 남은 올림픽도 화이팅!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 출처 : 네이버 블로그 및 커뮤니티
neon signs
neon signs Which city has the most neon signs? Los Angeles Neon Cruise, Los Angeles Journey through the biggest centralization of unique neon signs on the planet on board an open-beat, multi-level bus. For what reason is neon useful for lights? Neon is utilized in light of the fact that it is one of the honorable gases. One attribute of these components is that every molecule has a filled electron shell, so the particles don't respond with different iotas and it takes a great deal of energy to eliminate an electron. There is a terminal at one or the flip side of the cylinder. neon signs For what reason do we utilize neon signs? Neon cylinders can be manufactured in bending creative shapes, to frame letters or pictures. They are principally used to make sensational, diverse shining signage for publicizing, called neon signs, which were mainstream from the 1920s to 1960s and again during the 1980s. Where are the neon lights in Tokyo? Shinjuku Shinjuku. Shinjuku is likely the most celebrated spot to see the neon lights of Tokyo. Simply remove one stage from the west exit of JR Shinjuku Station and you'll understand. There are neon lights all over. Do neon lights utilize a ton of power? Driven Neon VS Traditional lighting An ordinary LED neon light's force utilization is 150 watts. Relatively talking, the force utilization is 610 watts and 400 watts for fluorescent and neon glass, individually. That by itself is proof of a lower power draw for a similar kind of lighting impact. neon signs How long will a neon sign last? somewhere in the range of eight and 15 years Most neon signs are relied upon to last somewhere in the range of eight and 15 years, albeit many keep on working for any longer than that. Leaving a sign turned on for delayed periods can abbreviate its life expectancy, and leave it in danger of overheating or supporting harm from electrical floods. For what reason do neon tubes shine orange? GAS DISCHARGE TUBES radiate various tones relying upon the component contained inside. Neon signs are orange, similar to the word material science above. The subsequent plasma of charged particles and electrons conveys the electric flow between the cylinder's cathodes. Are neon lights protected to leave on? The appropriate response is yes. Despite the fact that it might appear to be nonsensical, leaving your neon sign on all day, every day will make it last more. The power cost will be insignificant. What occurs in the event that you breathe in neon? Inward breath: This gas is inactive and is named a basic asphyxiant. Inward breath in unnecessary focuses can bring about wooziness, queasiness, retching, loss of cognizance, and demise. Demise may result from mistakes in judgment, disarray, or loss of awareness which forestall self-salvage. neon signs Would you be able to contact neon? No. Neon is totally protected to the touch and won't consume you. At the point when produced and introduced effectively, neon will just at any point run warm. The anodes that are connected to each piece of neon tubing, that make the beginning and end point for the current to travel, do get hot and ought to not be contacted. What are 3 employments of neon? Neon is additionally used to make high-voltage markers and changing gear, lightning arresters, plunging hardware and lasers. Fluid neon is a significant cryogenic refrigerant. It has more than 40 times more refrigerating limit per unit volume than fluid helium, and multiple occasions that of fluid hydrogen. Is Neon more brilliant than LED? Brilliance: LED shows are far more splendid than neon. They can be seen from additional away, even with no attempt at being subtle. neon signs What might occur if neon didn't exist? Without neon there would be no neon signs which would hurt the general population and business the same. Neon's utilization in wave meter tubes, TV cylinders, and helium-neon lasers would be lost. Also, its utilization in certain refrigeration applications instead of the more costly fluid helium would be lost. Does Neon mean new? Neon is a substance component with the image Ne and nuclear number 10. The name neon is gotten from the Greek word, νέον, fix solitary type of νέος (neon), which means new. Neon is synthetically latent, and no uncharged neon compounds are known. https://www.neonlytes.com/
서울에서 떠나는 해외여행! 이국적 분위기 맛집
해외여행을 못 간 지 어느덧 1년이 넘어가고 있다. 해외여행은 물론 국내 여행도 조심스러운 오늘날 서울에서도 이국적인 감성을 물씬 느끼며 식사할 수 있는 맛집들이 떠오르고 있다. 각 나라의 특징과 맛을 구현해 잠시나마 여행을 떠난 듯한 분위기를 준다. 가까운 일본부터 홍콩, 하와이, 프랑스, 베트남까지! 나라별로 테마가 있는 곳들을 방문해 여행에 대한 갈증을 풀어보는 것은 어떨까. 서울에서 떠나는 해외여행! 이국적 분위기 맛집 BEST 5를 소개한다.  1. 연못을 바라보며 즐기는 퓨전 일식, 익선동 '송암여관' 매장정보 바로가기> 이미지 출처: s._ophia_님 인스타그램 이미지 출처: doori1109님 인스타그램 ‘송암여관’은 1980년대 요정으로 운영된 ‘송암’이 퓨전 일식 오리엔탈 펍으로 재탄생하였다. 작은 연못에 나룻배가 띄어져 있어 일본에 온 듯한 분위기를 준다. 대표 메뉴는 양배추 전 위에 구운 쫄면, 소 대창과 내장, 가쓰오부시, 계란 노른자를 올린 ‘소 대창 오코노미야끼’. 양파 소스를 곁들여 달달한 감칠맛을 더했다.  [식신TIP] ▲위치: 서울 종로구 돈화문로11나길 31-3  ▲영업시간: 매일 11:30 - 21:30, B/T(평일) 15:00 - 17:00  ▲가격: 소 대창 오코노미야끼 21,000원, 모둠 곱창 홍 전골 28,000원  ▲후기(식신 매달짜달ㅋ): 매장 곳곳 포토존이 가득해요. 정말 일본 여행 온 분위기..! 비 오는 날 소 대창 오코노미야키에 막걸리의 조합은 최고였습니다~!  2. 홍콩 현지의 느낌을 재현한, 연남동 '란콰이진' 매장정보 바로가기> 이미지 출처: antiagony1님 인스타그램 이미지 출처: 02.320님 인스타그램 알록달록한 맥주병들과 벽면 가득 붙어 있는 엽서, 포스터들이 홍콩 거리의 가게 하나를 그대로 옮겨 놓은 듯한 홍콩식 주점 ‘란콰이진’. 대표 메뉴 ‘목화솜 탕수육’은 동글동글한 모양으로 튀긴 비주얼이 시선을 끈다. 안심에 튀김 옷을 얇게 입혀 바삭함을 살렸다. 부드럽게 씹히는 안심과 바삭한 튀김 옷의 조화가 일품이다. [식신TIP] ▲위치: 서울 마포구 성미산로29안길 17-6  ▲영업시간: 화 - 일요일 17:00 - 22:00, 월요일 휴무 ▲가격: 목화솜 탕수육 18,000, 소고기 마라탕 19,000 ▲후기(식신 마당발지혀니): 요즘 여행도 잘 못 가는데 간단하게 맥주 한 잔 즐기면서 기분 내기 좋아요~! 목화솜 탕수육은 고량주와 특히 더 잘 어울린답니다~!  3. 하와이 맛집에 매료되는, 문래동 '웨이브스' 매장정보 바로가기> 이미지 출처: eating_food_s2님 인스타그램 이미지 출처: wqgmt1님 인스타그램 ‘웨이브스’는 매장 가득 푸른 식물, 서핑 보드, 파라솔 등이 어우러져 하와이의 감성을 느낄 수 있다. 대표 메뉴는 하와이의 대표 음식 로코모코를 포함해 쉬림프, 치킨, 감자튀김, 샐러드가 한 접시에 다채롭게 나오는 ‘웨이브스 플래터’. 담백한 치킨과 3가지 맛의 쉬림프 등 다양하게 구성되어 물리지 않게 먹기 좋다. [식신TIP] ▲위치: 서울 영등포구 도림로 434-11  ▲영업시간: 매일 12:00 - 22:00, B/T(평일) 15:00 - 17:00 ▲가격: 웨이브스 플래터 33,000원, 쉬림프 콤보 22,000원  ▲후기(식신 기승전이모티콘): 시그니처 메뉴 웨이브스 플래터는 갖가지 메뉴가 다양하게 나와 취향대로 골라 먹는 재미가 쏠쏠했습니다. 맥주와 함께 먹어도 굿!! 4. 서울의 작은 프랑스, 이태원동 '꾸띠자르당' 매장정보 바로가기> 이미지 출처: dochidochico님 인스타그램 이미지 출처: yeonjichoigo님 인스타그램 프랑스어로 ‘정원 옆’을 뜻하는 ‘꾸띠자르당’. 알전구로 꾸며진 천장과 분수가 놓인 테라스는 이국적인 분위기를 물씬 자아낸다. 대표 메뉴 ‘어니언 스프’는 달큰한 어니언 수프에 바게트와 모차렐라 치즈를 함께 구워 풍미를 살렸다. 수프를 촉촉하게 머금은 바게트와 고소한 치즈가 어우러지며 든든하게 즐길 수 있다.  [식신TIP] ▲위치: 서울 용산구 보광로 120  ▲영업시간: 일 - 목요일 11:30 - 01:00, 금, 토요일 11:30 - 03:00, B/T 16:00 - 17:00  ▲가격: 어니언 스프 13,000원, 계절 해산물 토마토 스파게티 18,000원  ▲후기(식신 촉촉한챕스틱): 직원들도 외국인이고 영어로 주문을 받아서 여행 온 기분이에요! 유럽 느낌이 나는 테라스를 강추합니다. 5. 베트남의 맛과 분위기를 살린, 성수동 '꾸아' 매장정보 바로가기> 이미지 출처: w0_ok_0207님 인스타그램 이미지 출처: hermon_dew35님 인스타그램 지하에 위치한 ‘꾸아’는 내려가는 계단 양옆으로 나뭇잎, 라탄 조명, 베트남 모자인 농라로 장식되어 있어 베트남에 와있는 듯한 느낌을 준다. 대표 메뉴는 라이스 페이퍼, 고기와 꼬치, 야채, 넴이 3단 트레이에 나오는 ‘반세오’. 드라이 라이스 페이퍼에 넴, 고기, 야채 등을 넣어 돌돌 말아 특제 소스에 찍어 먹으면 된다.  [식신TIP] ▲위치: 서울 성동구 서울숲4길 26-24  ▲영업시간: 매일 11:30 - 21:30, B/T(평일) 15:00 - 16:30  ▲가격: 반세오 26,000원, 왕갈비 쌀국수 13,000원  ▲후기(식신 슈크림빵): 반세오는 베트남 오리지날 다낭식 반세오래요. 베트남 김치를 같이 싸 먹으면 새콤한 맛으로, 칠리소스를 찍어 먹으면 매콤한 맛으로도 먹을 수 있답니다!
Types Of Painting
Painting might seem an easy task to do with its definition being so simple, but there's poetry in every stroke of color and a story behind each picture that an artist or painter wants to portray. Painting has been a method of displaying art for a long period and there have been different techniques to do so. There are a variety of painting procedures and each of them is beautiful and unique on its own. A beginner needs great dedication and patience to pursue the journey of being an artist and to learn any painting technique completely. We have previously covered some of the painting techniques in our first blog about the same. Here we present other styles of painting that are currently popular that one can try and get along with. Watercolor Painting Watercolor painting is as common as oil and acrylic painting. This is a well-known technique in which the colors are mixed with water to create the art. The paper sheets are used to create watercolor art most of the time. Watercolors, on the other hand, can be used to create art on bark paper, soap sheets, wooden blocks, and papyrus. Even finger paintings with watercolors are done in many parts of the world, such as China. Pencil Sketches I am one of those people who are fond of watching pencil sketches. The depth and details can just blow away your mind. It takes effort to understand the tones and grades for each piece and part of the art. These are made from graphite materials. Pencils are most often used because of their simplicity and versatility. Graphite can be smudged like kohl and thus can enhance the beauty of anything depicted on paper; it simply brings your thoughts to life. Glass Paintings Ever visited monuments and wondered about the beauty of glass paintings? The Greek and Roman cultures have portrayed some delightful art through glass paintings. The multicolor display of images and thoughts is amazing and gets even more personified when the light passes through the medium. It simply illuminates the locations. You can find them at old monuments and churches as well. They are inspired by the concept of stained glass painting. Collage Painting It is a very beautiful form of art. It is formed by assembling various creative pieces to form a visual effect of an image. A collage can be made from a variety of materials, including paper scraps, ribbons, magazines, newspapers, paint colors, and so on. is the accumulation of different pieces of art brought together to represent a single entity. It can have various themes and requires less budget yet comes out as an astonishing piece of art. Spray Painting. These are made out of aerosol painting sprays and are specially used on walls. They are magnificent; the colored area is kept open, while the other area is closed to keep the color from spreading all around them. These are the other painting techniques that exist and are trending today. Visit sites like Shopify to buy your painting essentials.
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles
While dark circles are not the sign of serious health issues, they can be considered as a sign that you’re not doing what’s healthy for the body. The appearance of the darkened skin around your eyes can look quite unappealing. Here’s what you can do about it… Why do we get dark circles? There are many reasons why we get dark circles. The problem is so common that we tend to ignore it or slather on some concealer and pretend it doesn't exist. Still, dark circles happen due to many poor lifestyle choices and this should be a wake-up call to take some action. The skin around the eye area is similar to the rest of our body, but much thinner. Hence, the effects of something that happens to your body will show up quicker on the eye area before it becomes apparent for the rest of the body. Some of the causes of dark circles include lack of sleep, lack of nutrition in diet, sun exposure, fluid retention, heredity, hyper-pigmentations, allergies, dermatitis, or even as simple as the natural aging process. And rest assured, getting rid of dark circles is certainly doable. How to get rid of dark circles effectively? 1. Getting enough sleep Make sure you get enough sleep daily. This is a good start to reducing the appearance of dark circles significantly. When you are sleep deprived, your body does not get enough time to make necessary repairs after a day’s activity. This takes a toll on the body. We can see this on our skin, starting from the thinnest skin surrounding the eye area. Depending on your age, you may need more or fewer sleep hours than others but it’s safe to say, getting shut-eye for seven or eight hours is a good start. 2. Purge out water retention In some cases when your body retains fluids more than it needs, usually due to diets high in salts, your eyes look darkened and puffy. Applying cold compression to the eyes or sleeping with extra pillows will elevate the area and prevents extra fluids from pooling unnecessarily. 3. Moisturize We that dry, parched skin looks dull and unhealthy. The same thing applies to the skin surrounding the eye area. Plus it is more prominent here since the skin is thinner. Give your under eye area some TLC with intense moisturizing cream for nourishment. As mentioned, since the skin at the eye area is thinner, you should get eye cream instead of using a facial moisturizer. Eye creams are formulated for quicker absorption. Plus, most eye creams also come with ingredients that are specific to undo the appearance of dark circles such as hyaluronic acid, vitamins C, vitamin E and caffeine. 4. Skin-lightening cream If you have a serious case of dark circles and want to remedy the issue quickly, consider skin-lightening creams that work on pigmentation in the eye area. Notable ingredients to look for including kojic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin c, and glutathione to name a few. 5. Medical treatments for dark circles In the case when you want to go the medical route or perhaps your dermatologist recommends it, there are treatments used to lighten dark circles. Treatments such as chemical peels (with customized acids and concentration according to your condition), laser therapy, and dermal fillers that work wonders as they work to counter the factors that are causing you dark circles in the first place. A surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty can also be done if you need it. The procedure works by removing a layer of fat at the eye area to decrease puffiness and shadow cast in the under eye, which in turn reduces the appearance of dark circles. Multiple solutions and remedies are available to treat dark circles. And since there’s no one-size-fits-all, it’s best for you to get advice from your doctor to guide you on the best way to eliminate dark circles, for good.
One of the first auction houses which started selling online: Cowan’s auction house
With offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Denver, Cowan's auction holds more than 40 auctions each year, with annual sales exceeding $ 16 million. We reach buyers around the world and pride ourselves on our reputation for integrity, customer service, and excellent results. Cowan's Auctions, a full-service house, specializes in American history, Native American and ethnographic, decorative arts, firearms and military, and modern and contemporary art and design. In 2019, Cowan's and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers collaborated to enhance their presence in the nation by launching Hindman, yet the Cowan’s auction Cincinnati is popular amongst these. Photo of Joseph Jenkins Roberts for sale in Cowan’s Auctions Cowan’s Auctions launched its first sale dedicated to African American culture in mid-February. Leading the event is an early daguerreotype of Joseph Jenkins Roberts, the first and seventh president of Liberia. Roberts was born to free black Americans in the early 1800s before settling in Liberia. He helped establish Liberia as a republic and led the state before and after the American Civil War. The available daguerreotype shows Joseph Jenkins Roberts in the 1840s. It was taken before all previously known Robert’s images. The upcoming auction traces the history of the African American experience from the 18th century to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. One of the key lots is a recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1956 speech at a convention of the National Association of Black Funeral Directors. Few copies of these 33 RPM vinyl records were produced and this is the first to go up for auction. The catalog also features photographs of the civil rights movement, including a press photograph of Dr. King's 1965 march in Montgomery, Alabama. He is shown arm in arm with the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, James Foreman, the Rev. Jesse Douglas, and John Lewis. Prehistoric Pieces From the Art Gerber Collection Before Arthur Joseph Gerber Jr. became involved in photography and art collection, he served as a medic in the US Air Force. Gerber wrote a memoir titled The Art Gerber Story during the last years of his life. The book describes his interest in ancient hunting artifacts, photography, and travel. The next sale, presented by Cowan's Auctions, features numerous artifacts from the Art Gerber collection. The event is the third and final auction featuring his collection. The catalog features several key pieces from the Ohio Valley. One of the highlighted lots is "Snowy" and "Little Snowy", a pair of anthropomorphic Mississippian effigy figures made of aragonite. This particular type of aragonite is believed to be unique to Wyandotte Cave in Crawford County, Indiana. A quartz flagstone, bone hook beads, loose beads, strung bangles, and partial atlatl hook will also be available. American and European Fine Arts and Antiques for Sale in Cowan’s Auctions Gunther Granget was one of the best sculptors in the world, famous for his figures of wild animals. Born in Germany, Granget's interest in nature developed when he was a child. The artist accompanied his father in studies of the land and often drew birds and animals. Granget started working for Lorenz Hutschenreuther, a Bavarian porcelain factory, at the age of 24. The artist became one of the best sculptors in the factory and continued to work there until his retirement. Cowan's upcoming auction event features Hutschenreuther bisque porcelain figurines from Granget. One highlight is First Lesson, a figurative group from the series titled Birds of Forest, Field, and Stream. Granget's realistic sculpture depicts a family of ducks in the reeds. The auction also showcases a 20th-century burgundy Lilihan rug with a Persian floral design and separate floral sprays. These single-weft cotton warp rugs were famous for their American Victorian style and quality. Also on display are John James Audubon's engraving of a Bonaparte flycatcher and 532 Liberty Street by Ohio engraver Davira Fisher. Rounding out the list is sterling silver cutlery set from International Silver Co., Chippendale furniture from Massachusetts, and a Rosenthal tea service. To explore more such auctions interested people can go through auction preview of AuctionDaily. Media source: Auctiondaily
BCAAS: The Building Blocks of Muscle.
As we all know from basic biology, Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Muscles size cannot grow without them. Vitaminhaat® L-Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid and is a precursor for the production of Nitric Oxide. L-Arginine has been shown to promote increased nitric oxide which supports muscle development and recovery. amino acid build muscles. Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are a special group of amino acids. They are some of the most proven athletic supplements one can take for direct assimilation. The benefits of BCAAs includes less muscle fatigue, higher levels of other free amino acids, faster recovery and better protein absorption. Not getting enough of them can lead to muscle loss. Let’s take a closer look at how these supplements work and why you should include BCAA supplementation in your workout stack regimen. If your goal is to lose fat and transform your body, Vitaminhaat L-Carnitine would be a great addition to your weight loss supplement stack. Amino Acids Proteins are synthesized from long strings of molecules called amino acids. Amino acids have many functions in our Body: Build new cells and repair tissues Create energy Take part in the enzyme and hormone system Build RNA and DNA the building blocks of life Synthesize antibodies to fight against infections Carry oxygen throughout the body Amino acids are needed to build muscle, red blood cells, and hundreds of other molecules. The human body can produce all except 9 of them, which you have to get through your diet or supplementation. You can get them from eating protein or taking amino acid supplements. The group of 9 amino acids the body can't produce are called essential amino acids. These include isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, histidine, and valine. 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How Dairy gives You Acne
Everyone who's fighting acne, doubts this at some point in time. 'Does dairy make my acne worse?'. You may stop having dairy for a week, only to realize that it is too much trouble and you can't really tell the difference. Let's figure this out together... Research tells us that inflammatory skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and acne are more common and more severe in those who consume a diet rich in dairy products. These skin problems are even more common in those who indulge in smoking, consume packaged food and are exposed to polluted air. Cow's milk, which is the largest consumed animal milk in the world, contains casein protein and whey protein. Both these are known to raise the levels of growth hormones in calves as well as humans. Growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor - 1 or IGF-1 is strongly linked with increased sebum formation in our skin. After infancy our body increasingly loses its ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. We know that more than 50% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. Milk and milk products trigger all sorts of allergies as well as acne. Besides this, cows and buffaloes are regularly injected with artificial hormones to increase their milk supply. When you consume dairy that is mass produced with such practices, it throws your hormones off balance. Dairy may also promote growth of unhealthy gut bacteria and cause gut inflammation. This alters the way your food is digested and absorbed, which in turn leads to vitamin deficiencies and dull skin. How to prevent dairy related skin problems? Reduce dairy intake and switch to high-fiber diet instead. Increase your intake of omega-3 rich food and supplements to achieve a blemish-free skin. Do not substitute dairy with packaged almond milk or soy milk. Consider switching to green tea or freshly brewed black coffee instead. Both of these have plenty of antioxidant benefits which boost your immunity and make your skin glow. If you plan to give a dairy-free lifestyle a try, avoid all dairy products completely for atleast 3 weeks to see the improvement. Any thing less than 2 weeks cannot give you an idea of whether dairy truly aggravates your acne. If your acne persists consider discussing diagnostic tests and acne treatment options with your dermatologist. *Dairy products include milk, yogurt, curd, buttermilk, cheese, paneer, whey protein shakes, cakes and other similar desserts.
Easy Lifestyle Changes for Amazing Skin
Your lifestyle choices can lead to hormonal imbalances. Lack of exercise and eating packaged food can cause PCOD or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. As a result, you may experience acne and hairloss. Here are some easy lifestyle changes to restore healthy hormone levels. Get Sufficient Sleep Lack of sleep can lead to unhealthy habits. Enough sleep helps to balance ghrelin and leptin – hormones associated with appetite. Ghrelin stimulates your appetite and encourages you to eat more while leptin regulates it. Insufficient sleep increases ghrelin and lowers leptin in your bloodstream. As a result, you tend to eat more than you need. Make sure that you get adequate sleep to avoid gaining weight. Sleep also helps to rejuvenate your skin and body. Don't Stay in One Place When you remain stagnant for a long time, your body experiences hormonal imbalances. That’s why you feel pain in certain organs. To restore balance, make sure that you commit at least 30 minutes every day to exercise. It doesn’t have to be something rigorous. A walk around the neighborhood can do the trick. The goal is to be active and get your blood pumping. The breathing also helps to balance your hormones and breaking a sweat can clear your pores. Remain Calm When you try to do so many things at the same time, it becomes stressful. You can’t stop thinking about all the possibilities – mostly bad ones. Unfortunately, stress causes a lot of hormonal imbalance and hair loss comes with it. You should also avoid a lot of coffee because caffeine can also increase your stress levels. Take a deep breath and relax. Do your things in an orderly manner, and you won’t have to worry about the results. Watch What you Eat There is a direct correlation between your diet and hormones. Insulin and glucagon are hormones produced by the pancreas. Your body produces insulin after you eat. It helps to convert the food into energy. On the other hand, your body produces glucagon when it has gone without food for a while. This hormone helps to convert the stored glycogen into energy. Eating sugary foods causes an insulin imbalance. Your body won’t produce enough insulin to convert the food into energy. That’s why you feel more exhausted after eating unhealthy foods. This also triggers insulin resistance and pigmentation. You should eat foods rich in omega-3 and probiotics. Lean proteins are also good for hormonal balance. Your habits can affect the hormonal balance in your body. Practice the above healthy habits to keep your energy levels and moods up. And do consult your dermatologist if your problems persist.
Andrew Clemens: A Self-taught Folk Artist
Andrew Clemens, a self-trained society craftsman, didn't live long enough to appreciate the distinction. His works were executed in the sand and contained in little pharmacist bottles. In spite of their sensitive craftsmanship, the mid-nineteenth century public would have thought of them as interests, not amazing bits of compelling artwork. To demonstrate their genuineness and to engage the common participants of dime exhibition halls, these bits of sand workmanship were frequently crushed to pieces. "It's an inquisitively miserable story, similar to a scene in a Dickensian tale," composes Ken Johnson for The New York Times. Clemens created hundreds of sand art pieces in his lifetime, but only a few have survived. One of them came to auction with Skinner in the month of November in a timed online sale. Andrew Clemens sand art is famous worldwide. Many collectors have the collection of these bottles. Clemens was destined to German and Prussian workers who followed a dash for unheard of wealth to McGregor, Iowa. At five years of age, Clemens contracted encephalitis. In spite of the fact that he endure the expanding of his cerebrum, the craftsman lost his hearing and quite a bit of his discourse. That early ailment later carried him to the Iowa Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. During his understudy days, Clemens began to follow his advantage in craftsmanship. His late spring get-aways were spent investigating the feigns of the Mississippi River, gathering pieces of diverse sandstone and quartz. Clemens painstakingly constructed a range from the grains of these stones. He discovered shades of unadulterated white, ochre, red, yellow, blue, and green. When Clemens returned home, the genuine work started. His first tasks included layering the shaded sand in adjusted pharmacist bottles utilizing basic herringbone or jewel designs. Andrew Clemens sand art bottles gained fame. Steadily, however, Clemens' expertise expanded and he took on more goal-oriented subjects. Clemens utilized hand-created instruments to control the sand. He never protected his works with stick, rather depending on cautious pressing and strain to hold all the grains set up. Each container was finished tops curvy prior to being for all time fixed. "One container of this sand, addressing the forty odd tones, gauging twenty pounds, we especially appreciated as showing the expertise and creativity of the youthful craftsman who has organized the different tones in an appealing, imaginative and capable way," the North Iowa Times wrote in 1875. "The youthful craftsman was only fourteen days drew in upon this one container." His jugs were carefully tedious to make, with some needing longer than a time of work. The most multifaceted jugs had concealing and were three-dimensional. As Clemens set up himself locally, he began taking commissions for the sand craftsmanship bottles. A few clients mentioned their own names written in expound content, while others favoured fragile bloom scenes. This art is rare, find this art work for auction before all others. Check the auction calendar of auctiondaily. The containers were normally sold for between USD 5 and $7, or around $130 to $180 in the present cash. Over a century after they were created, the value of these jugs has expanded dramatically. Late closeout assesses normally fall somewhere in the range of $20,000 and $30,000. Notwithstanding, the most intricate pieces far outperform those appraisals. Interest in his work started moving upwards with a jug that came to $72,000 in a 2015 Eldred's closeout. All the more as of late, a custom jug for Mrs Eliza B. Lewis sold for $137,500 at Cowan's Auctions. The mallet cost was just about multiple times the high gauge of $35,000. It sold after 87 serious offers. Presently before his passing of tuberculosis at 37 years old, Clemens started accepting acknowledgment. "Our kin don't as expected appreciate this craftsmanship. The expert doesn't appear to know its value nor does he appear to understand his commended position among the innovators of the world," a paper supervisor wrote in 1888. Clemens' specialty will test a really willing business sector in 2020, one more ready to recognize his all-consuming purpose. Media source: AuctionDaily
An American Painter: Miyoko Ito
For a long time, Miyoko Ito was essentially obscure outside of Chicago. She painted theoretical works with hints of Surrealism and Cubism during the 1960s and 70s. At that point, New York was accepting Pop Art, and a significant number of Ito's counterparts in Chicago had joined together under the insurance of the Hyde Park Art Center. Ito stood somewhat separated from these different developments, rather making her own visual language with deviation and reminiscent structures. The little girl of a Japanese settler, Ito was brought into the world in Berkeley, California, in 1918. At five years old, her family moved to Yokohama, Japan. Only one day later, the Great Kanto Earthquake and coming about tidal wave hit Japan. With a loss of life of just about 150,000, it was the most noticeably awful cataclysmic event in Japan to that point. This occasion was critical in Ito's life, a second she later connected to her set of experiences of mental meltdowns and psychological wellness issues. She discovered comfort in the craftsmanship classes of her Japanese elementary school. "Each time I have an issue, I go further and more profound into painting," she later clarified in a meeting. "I have no spot to take myself aside from painting." Ito painted theoretical works with hints of Surrealism and Cubism during the 1960s and 70s. To see auctions of paintings of such painters and artists visit auction calendar of auction daily. Ito got back to the United States after only a couple long stretches of living in Japan. She went to the University of California, Berkeley, during the last part of the 1930s, where she met individual craftsmen Worth Ryder, John Haley, and Erle Loran. Miyoko Ito artist additionally met her future spouse there. It was during her senior year that President Franklin Roosevelt set up Japanese internment camps through Executive Order 9066. She had to rush her arrangements for union with stay with her significant other while detained. In spite of the fact that she escaped the camp a couple of months after the fact in the wake of taking on a post-graduate program in Massachusetts, she would stay quiet about her encounters for a long time later. "It's been a best way to live for my entire life," she said. "What's more, it has been [for] a long time. “Eventually getting comfortable Chicago after World War II, Ito put off her composition profession while bringing up her youngsters. By the 1960s, be that as it may, she was at long last ready to seek after her work. Her shading range utilized delicate oranges and reds, which she matched with engineering structures and mathematical shapes. The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) would later offer an independent introduction of her work in 2017, remarking on Ito's extension among deliberation and unmistakable structures: "While references to scene painting are obvious, Ito's work compellingly recommends a more profound commitment with mental conditions… photos of a psyche attempting to get itself." She was before long settled in the Chicago craftsmanship local area, regularly interfacing with the Chicago Imagists. Nonetheless, Ito kept to her own style of Surrealism and reflection rather than their more metaphorical methodology. Her artworks incorporate recommendations of windows and openings, frequently with a solitary biomorphic structure in the forefront. Despite the fact that she was addressed by the Phyllis Kind Gallery in both Chicago and New York, her impact remained nearby for quite a long time. In 1978, only five years before her demise, Ito's display ran a show of Miyoko Ito paintings in New York. Peter Frank, composing for ART news, covered his disclosure of the Chicago craftsman: "Ito is an expert of extreme however dazzlingly tweaked shading… This is an optical sorcery, disallowing strangely the rise of unmistakable reality." All the more as of late, Ito has been rediscovered by the workmanship world. Rahm Emanuel, the city hall leader of Chicago from 2011 to 2019, enlivened his office with Ito's Chiffonier to help neighborhood workmanship history. Large numbers of her old associates and companions have additionally moved consideration back to her work, provoking a 2018 show in New York's Artists Space. Ito has additionally drawn expanded consideration at sell off. Hindman, a Chicago-based sales management firm, has offered a few of her works in the course of the most recent couple of years, bringing costs somewhere in the range of $15,000 and $28,000. In December of 2019, two of Ito's pieces sold in close progression. Her Sea Crest painting held her overall closeout record when it sold for $143,750. Minutes after the fact, that record was broken by the following part, named Sea Changes. It understood $212,500 against a presale gauge of $15,000 – $25,000. The piece saw 40 offers prior to setting the craftsman's present record. Hindman's Senior Specialist of Post War and Contemporary Art, Zack Wirsum, delivered an articulation about the sale's prosperity: "We are happy to proceed to assemble and pace the market for our old neighborhood saints… We have each sign that this is substantially more than a second." Accessible in the impending deal is a 1976 oil painting by Ito, named Irrigation. This piece was made in milder shades of yellow and orange, highlighted with stripes of light blue. Three bent structures peak at the highest point of the work of art, which is partitioned across the middle by a rust-shaded line. It was sourced from the Phyllis Kind Gallery and displayed at the University of Chicago's survey of her work in 1980. This part has a presale gauge of $40,000 – $60,000, with offers beginning at $20,000. Three different works by Ito will be introduced too. Media Source: Auctiondaily.