Apparently, the beautiful landscapes and sights nature provides for us to look at and admire aren’t enough, because it has one-upped itself with these animals that are covered in unique fur markings and patterns. They make us wonder if they’re real or if nature has learned how to use Photoshop!
Bright Side would like to share 21 animals with you whose fur is nature’s canvas. Also, we prepared an interesting bonus for you at the end of the article, so don’t miss it!
This little kitty wants to be a leopard when it grows up.
Bonus: Humans painted this cat, not nature, but we thought we should share it anyway.
This cat is one of the many painted felines in the book Why Paint Cats? written and illustrated by Burton Silver and Heather Busch. In it, Heather has added different patterns to pictures of cats (not to actual cats) considering it an art form.
We hope we managed to bring some more color to your day and we would love to know which photograph was your favorite! Please let us know in the comments!
First aid skills are necessary for everyone. But if you don’t have enough knowledge of how to help an injured person, you may even make it worse.
Bright Side created a list of the most common mistakes that people make when they provide first aid.
First of all:
Make sure you’re not in danger.
Check the person’s pulse, breath, and check the pupils’ size in light and dark, as they should become smaller when it is light.
Warning! If signs of life are absent, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately.
10. In case of severe bleeding:
The main mistake: applying a tourniquet immediately.
The first thing you should do is stop the bleeding. That’s why you need to clamp the artery that is closest to the wound. Then you should apply a compressive bandage using sterile wipes or, if the wound is very deep, stuff it with wipes and fix a tampon with a bandage.
A tourniquet should be applied only in case of emergency. It’s applied to the skin above the wound and as close to the wound as possible.
Important: The tourniquet should be loosened for 10-15 minutes every hour and don’t forget to press the artery. Then, the tourniquet should be tightened again, but not for more than 30 minutes.
9. In case of a nosebleed:
The main mistake: tilting the head back.
Make the person sit down, tip his or her head slightly forward to let the blood flow, and press the soft part of the nose with your fingers for no more than 10 minutes. The person should spit out all of the blood so as not to cause vomiting.
Important: Do not clog the nose with cotton pads or tampons. This is necessary only if the bleeding doesn’t stop in 15 minutes. Call a doctor immediately in this case.
8. In case of hypothermia:
The main mistakes: rubbing with snow, oil, or Vaseline, causing the body temperature to rise quickly.
First of all, a person should be placed in a warm room and the frozen body parts should be covered. Ensure that the person is wearing dry clothes and wrap him or her up in warm blankets. What is more, it’s important to supply a person with sweet drinks and a hot meal.
Important: Remember to never treat a person using alcohol. Alcohol expands the blood vessels and this causes heat loss.
7. In case of cardiac arrest:
The main mistake: performing the same actions for people of different ages.
An indirect heart massage for adults is performed with 2 hands: the base of the palm presses on the chest and the thumb of the hand should be facing the person’s chin or legs. The same actions, but with the whole palm, should be performed for teenagers. And finally, to perform an indirect heart massage for a baby, you should press with 2 fingers.
Important: You can perform an indirect heart massage only when the person is placed on a straight and sturdy surface.
6. In case of a burn:
The main mistake: removal of the clothes and piercing the burn bubbles.
To help a burning person, you should make them lie down and extinguish the flame using your clothes, only if the material is nonflammable. Then, call a doctor.
If there is a slight burn without significant tissue damage, it’s important to rinse the skin with water for 20 minutes. Apply a sterile bandage and place ice or anything cold on top. When everything is done, you should call a doctor.
Important: If a burn is severe, give the person some salt or mineral water.
5. Airway obstruction:
The main mistake: trying to use the Heimlich maneuver while saving an unconscious person.
If the person choked or fainted, lay them down on his or her back and sit on his or her hips. Then put your hands on the costal arch and press down. Then put the person on one side and remove the foreign object from his or her mouth with your fingers covered with a cloth.
If a child choked, put them on your left forearm (or right if you’re left-handed) with their head down and give 3 back blows, and then take their legs and turn them upside down.
Important: If you use the Heimlich maneuver for a pregnant woman, you should press a bit above the rib cage.
4. In case of dislocation:
The main mistake: trying to put a joint back.
We can find out the type of a dislocation only with the help of an X-ray procedure. That’s why the only thing we can do is to not let the person move the injured part of the body. Don’t bend or unbend it. You can use any flat and narrow objects to bind the injured part and the nearest joints, so as to immobilize them. Bandages should be used to fix a brace lengthwise, excluding the injured part. If there are no suitable objects, an arm should be fastened to the body and a leg should be pressed and tightened to the other leg.
Important: Do not apply bandages too tightly. The circulation should stay normal.
3. In case of poisoning:
The main mistake: lack of water.
To wash out the stomach, a person should drink 10-20 cups of plain water. And after 1.5-2 cups, the water should spill out. To cause vomiting, press on the base of the tongue with 2 fingers. The procedure may be repeated several times before the water becomes clear.
Important: Don’t proceed with gastric lavage if a person is unconscious.
2. In case of a snakebite:
The main mistake: sucking a snakebite.
First, lay the person down so as not to allow the poison to spread quickly. Immobilize the limb: if a leg is injured, fasten it to another leg, if it’s an arm, press it to the body. If the person is unconscious, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Important: A tourniquet is useless in this case, as it doesn’t prevent the poison from spreading. It also can cause necrosis.
1.In case of lower abdominal pain:
The main mistake: taking painkillers or antispasmodics.
We are often recommended to take painkillers to reduce lower abdominal pain. But doctors advise against this because if we eliminate the feeling of pain, we can miss the signs of fatally dangerous diseases, such as acute appendicitis, bowel obstruction, or a perforated ulcer.
Important: If you feel acute pain in your abdomen, call a doctor immediately.
Remember that you should always call a doctor or a rescuer in case of an emergency.
Moreover, we recommend you to take first aid courses so you can always be prepared to provide life-saving assistance.
Inspiration has a way of finding you anytime and in any place. With a pinch of imagination, everything can be used as a canvas from a rice field to a dinner plate. Pablo Picasso once said that, “everything you can imagine is real” and lots of people have followed suit.
At Bright Side we praise imaginative souls, especially those who have the ability to create masterpieces out of nothing. This compilation is dedicated to the inner Picasso in all of us.
Your mom always has your back.
my sister had crazy hair day at school today and my mom was not playing games and really wanted her to win 😂 pic.twitter.com/owo78whIWI
Aren’t these people amusingly talented? Have you ever tried transforming everyday objects into real art? We’re sure you are going to rock your art attack. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments. We would love to follow your stories.
If you’re going to be playing a character who can muster up the strength and energy for that one-man nightclub siege, and the subsequent pickle of a price on your head put out to every assassin in the world, you better believe you’ve got to train with the best.
So, as Keanu Reeves prepares for the release of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, it makes perfect sense for the actor to have enlisted the help of actual real life Navy SEALs to hone his skills.
The third part of the neo-noir franchise sees the legendary hit man forced to fight his way out of New York – with the help of a hit woman played by Halle Berry, of course – when a $14 million contract on his life makes him the target of the world’s top assassins.
That’s what you get for knocking off Santino D’Antonio in the Continental, I guess.
Laurence Fishburne is returning as the Bowery King and Common as Cassian, with Ruby Rose also set to step back into the murky world as Ares.
According to Reeves, the film’s title was taken from a 4th century Roman military quote ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’.
It translate thus:
If you want peace, prepare for war.
So, prepare for war with the SEALs the Beirut-born 54-year-old Matrix actor absolutely did. Pix or it didn’t happen?
Here’s a really, really badass video:
The video shows Reeves practising his shooting stance with former Navy SEAL and CIA contractor, Shawn Ryand, who now owns the tactical training company, Vigilance Elite.
Reeves shadows Ryan almost perfectly as they play out how a Navy SEAL would ‘make entry’ into a room containing risk and ‘clear out’ – in other words, check there’s no one in there trying to assassinate John Wick or his dog.
Director Chad Stahelski and screenplay writer Derek Kolstad both returned to write the third instalment after the success of the first two.
Stahelski told Entertainment Weekly Chapter 3 will have the highest death count of any of the three films so far, too, so Keanu will be putting his newfound skills to good use.
For the record, John killed 128 people in Chapter 2 and 84 in the first movie, so we can only imagine how many people are going to pop their clogs in the latest edition. Whether the weapon of choice will be a pencil in a bar or not remains to be seen.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is scheduled for release on May 17.
Inflammation in the membrane and tissue leads to symptoms such as severe headaches, thick mucus, fever, and pain, or a condition known as sinusitis.
According to Annie Price, CHHC:
“The sinuses, or sinus cavities, are hollow spaces that air flows through within the bones surrounding the nose. A sinus infection or sinusitis occurs when your nasal cavities become swollen and inflamed. Normally, your sinuses are filled with air. When sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) can grow and cause an infection.”
Sinusitis can be chronic and acute and is most often a result of viruses, pollutants, fungi, bacteria, and allergens.
“Acute sinusitis can last over two weeks even with appropriate treatment. If your sinus infection lasts longer than 10 to 14 days, then you’re more likely to have bacterial sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis lasts much longer — at least 12 weeks! Chronic sinusitis with polyps is an inflammation of the sinuses that lasts 12 weeks or longer and is associated with having nasal polyps. Other forms of chronic sinusitis are associated with allergies or a deviated septum and also last 12 weeks or longer.”
These are the most common symptoms of sinusitis:
A sore throat
Swellings in the facial area
Stuffy or rainy nose
Pain, pressure and postnasal drip in the area around the eyes
Fortunately, there are highly effective natural remedies that will help you destroy viruses and bacteria trapped in the airspace right between your cheeks, eyes, and forehead, and fight inflammation.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most powerful ways to treat sinusitis, as it strengthens the immune system, breaks up the mucus and cleanses the airways, and kills bacteria.
Moreover, if you combine it with cayenne pepper, whose active ingredient, capsaicin, soothes pain, and clears nasal congestion, you will get a potent sinusitis cure. It will boost blood circulation, fight inflammation, relieve facial pain, and soothe the symptoms of sinusitis.
Here is how to prepare it:
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
A sprinkle of cayenne pepper
A teaspoon of raw, organic honey
Juice from one lemon
A glass of lukewarm water
Drink this remedy right away and consume it regularly until your symptoms disappear completely.
Here are some additional useful tips to treat sinusitis:
Use warm compresses to treat sinusitis
Consume spicy foods to open the nasal passages.
In order to flush the nasal passages, try using saline washes and sprays.
Use a humidifier to keep the air clean and moist.
Eliminate dust mites, and use air filters in the home to prevent nasal allergies.
In order to loosen up the mucus and moisten the sinuses, inhale hot water vapor.
Take bromelain supplements to relieve the swellings in the nasal passages.
To keep the sinuses moist, make sure you are constantly hydrated.
Turmeric is one of the most versatile and beneficial spices on the planet, with powerful medicinal properties and a distinctive yellow color. Its medicinal effects have been valued for centuries in many different cultures.
According to Dr.Mercola:
“Ancient medicinal uses for turmeric began when it was noted as an anti-inflammatory agent, as well as helping ease a wide variety of conditions, such as jaundice, menstrual problems, blood in the urine, hemorrhaging, toothaches, bruises, chest pain, flatulence, and colic.
The name “turmeric” is derived from the Persian word for “saffron,” the neon yellow-orange hue used to make curry and yellow mustard. A domesticated plant rather than wild, India remains one of the most prominent producers of turmeric, along with Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Jamaica, and Haiti.
Turmeric has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine for millennia. Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in this spice, contains proven effects in this area that are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. But curcumin doesn’t produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do, such as ulcer formation, increased bleeding and possible allergic reactions.”
Curcumin has strong antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-fungal properties. This amazing spice treats inflammation, soothes the symptoms of arthritis, and provides high amounts of iron, calcium, protein, copper, magnesium, dietary fiber, niacin, zinc, and vitamins K, E, and C.
More than 7,000 studies have confirmed its incredible powers and countless healing qualities.
“Research has shown that turmeric may help reduce gas and bloating, decrease congestion and improve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. More reported health benefits of turmeric include relief from joint pain, which results in reduced joint swelling and greater range of motion.
Research also suggests that turmeric may be helpful in treating inflammatory bowel diseases, lowering cholesterol levels, supporting cardiovascular health, relieving indigestion, improving liver function and even reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Lowered risk of cancer and inhibited cancer cell growth – specifically cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, lung and childhood leukemia – are also on the list of possible benefits.”
Here are some other health benefits of turmeric:
Turmeric is high in lipopolysaccharide, which has powerful antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, so its regular use fortifies the immune system and prevents colds and the flu.
Turmeric reduces the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol and breaks down fats.
Protects the Liver
Turmeric cleanses the body from toxins due to the high amounts of enzymes it contains.
Turmeric has potent antiviral and antiseptic properties, that heal wounds, burns, and cuts, and soothe various skin conditions.
The regular use of turmeric effectively treats osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint pain.
Turmeric fights inflammation in the gut and treats digestive issues since it has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Curcumin offers strong antioxidant effects and is of great help in the treatment of depression.
Body Weight Control
This spice will also help the weight loss process, as it keeps you full, and breaks down the bile.
Now, we suggest the following turmeric recipes to help you increase the intake of this amazing spice:
1. Turmeric Juice
1/2 inch turmeric root or a teaspoon of turmeric powder
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
Mix the ingredients in a glass, stir, and drink the juice right away.
2. Turmeric Smoothie
A teaspoon of fresh turmeric or turmeric powder
1/2 cup of almond or coconut milk
1 and 1/2 cups of frozen mango or pineapple
A dash of black pepper
A teaspoon of maca root
2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
A teaspoon of hemp seed hearts
Mix all the ingredients in the blender, and enjoy the delicious taste of your turmeric smoothie!
3. Golden Milk
A cup of almond or coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger or ginger powder
A teaspoon of fresh grated turmeric or turmeric powder
2 teaspoons of raw honey
A dash of cinnamon
A dash of cardamom
1/4 cup of water
A dash of clove
Mix all the ingredients in a suitable container, leave the mixture to simmer for a while, and then pour it in a glass. Enjoy!
4. Turmeric Soup
4 cups of organic bone or veggie broth
A knuckle of grated/chopped turmeric
Add the broth and turmeric to boiling water, allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, strain, and enjoy.
5. Turmeric Tea
1/2 a teaspoon of grated (fresh) turmeric
1 squeeze of lime
A dash of black pepper
Raw, organic honey
A cup of hot water
Heat the water, and add the turmeric as soon as it starts to boil. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and add the rest of the ingredients. After 10 minutes, it is ready for consumption.
6. Turmeric Kefir
A cup of rapadura or organic sugar
1/2 a cup of water kefir grains
1/3 cup of dried whole root or a cup of fresh turmeric
A cup of fresh ginger
A gallon of spring or filtered water
Peel and chop the turmeric and ginger, and add them to the water as soon as it starts to boil. Leave them to boil for an hour, and then remove the mixture from heat. When cool, pour it in a larger jar, add the kefir grains, and leave the kefir in the fridge. You can start using it after 3-5 days.
7. Turmeric Scramble
Add turmeric to your egg scramble and you will get a healthy and delicious breakfast.
Try these tasty turmeric recipes and reap all the benefits of this amazing spice!
Ginger is a popular ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine and has been used since ancient times, due to its miraculous properties. Namely, this amazing plant can be used as fresh, ground, or capsule form, and it will help you improve overall health in various ways.
It is a rich source of important minerals and vitamins, and gingerols, a compound with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it contains, boosts health in unique ways.
It has an impressive nutritional profile, and 100 grams (about 3.5 ounces) of raw ginger provides:
17.8 grams carbohydrates
1.8 grams protein
0.7 grams fat
2 grams dietary fiber
415 milligrams potassium (12 percent DV)
0.2 milligrams copper (11 percent DV)
0.2 milligrams manganese (11 percent DV)
43 milligrams magnesium (11 percent DV)
5 milligrams vitamin C (8 percent DV)
0.2 milligrams vitamin B6 (8 percent DV)
0.7 milligrams niacin (4 percent DV)
34 milligrams phosphorus (3 percent DV)
0.6 milligrams iron (3 percent DV)
Ginger also contains calcium, zinc, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and thiamin in smaller amounts.
If you start consuming ginger daily, you will experience the following health benefits:
Ginger strengthens the immune system, destroys bacteria, and prevents various health issues, including common colds, flu, and infections
Its anti-inflammatory properties relieve pain due to osteoporosis
Its regular consumption was shown to lower blood sugar levels, and thus helps in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Ginger has been found to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease
The phenolic compounds in ginger alleviate irritation in the gastrointestinal tract, and accelerate the elimination of toxins from the body
It is a potent pain relieving agent, and the regular has been found to alleviate muscle pain by 25%
Its bioactive and antioxidant compounds fight inflammation in the body, improve memory, and improve brain health, so it lowers the risk of dementia, cognitive impairments and Alzheimer’s disease
Ginger relived sickness and nausea due to pregnancy and chemotherapy
Therefore, start consuming this amazing root on a daily basis, and you will be impressed by its effects on your health!
There’s still no information on the shooter, and people are concerned because Hussle was shot dead in broad daylight in a spot surrounded by cameras. According to sources, the suspect is a black male in his 20s. Two other people were shot, too.
Hussle left behind his girlfriend Lauren London, their son Kross and his daughter Emani, who he had with his ex Tanisha Asghedom. Rap veteran Chingy is sort of convinced that the government is to some extent involved in Hussle’s death.
Bees are extremely important for our ecosystem, and a garden with numerous happy bees is rich in healthy plants. Over 4,000 species of bees are native to North America and they are far more efficient in pollinating than the European honeybee.
Unfortunately, these bees lose their habitat at a fast rate, so their population is drastically reduced.
However, there are ways to help them, and one of them is to welcome them in your own garden and create a house for them. More than 90% of all bee species are solitary, so each female will build her own nest close to other females of the same species.
A bee house will be a simple and attractive addition to your yard or garden, and it will serve as habitat for the solitary cavity-nesting bees.
These houses are actually an artificial nesting structure that mason bees, and other solitary bees, can use to lay their eggs. These houses will be the safe space bees need, away from bad weather, predators, and dangerous chemicals, which can interfere with a successful reproductive cycle.
Yet, even though there are commercially made bee hotels that can be bought, many of their designs may unintentionally put bee larvae at risk. For instance, plastic or glass tubes can hold moisture, and promote the growth of fungus and bacteria.
Additionally, there are certain designs that are very difficult to clean or replace used cavities, and the necessary hole diameter is sometimes specific to local species, so an inappropriately sized tube hole can promote parasites and predation.
You can build a bee hotel and give bees a shelter in a very simple way, and you will need some kind of box or container, filled with sticks, pinecones, bamboo shoots, or logs with drilled holes in them.
Take a look at the following simple ideas:
— In order to make sturdy roofs for the bee houses, you can use license plates, or if you already have a birdhouse, you can use it for the house base and add a bent license plate on the top to create a roof. Take off the walls of the birdhouse, use the framing, and add wooden blocks with holes drilled in them, or bamboo stalks.
— To make hibernation areas for the bees, use cardboard, clay pots, and put sticks, pinecones, and cardboard all together in a clay pot to make a beautiful area for the bees.
— Moreover, you will need cinderblocks to create multi-storied high-rise bee hotels, and using bamboo stalks or a stump drilled with holes into the cinderblock gaps, you will make a nesting area.
— Add small tubes or bamboo cuts in a mason jar to make a small living area for the bees, and set it in the garden.
— Add bamboo canes or bits of wood in an upcycled wine box, arrange them in an interesting way, and your bee hotel will get a nice texture.
Make your garden prettier with these decorative been homes and the bees will thank you!
Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy-nominated rapper, who inspired the modern generation of athletes and musicians in various ways, was murdered in broad daylight outside of his clothing shop in Los Angeles, on March 31, 2019.
He was Grammy-nominated for Best Rap Album for his first formal album, ‘Victory Lap,’ that finally dropped in February 2018 after six years of teasing, but lost out to Cardi B.
The day before his death, he was seen smiling, posing and greeting people at a March Madness basketball game. On Saturday, the 33-year-old attended the West Regional NCAA March Madness basketball elite 8 game between Texas Tech and Gonzaga in Anaheim, California, and the next day, he was executed outside his clothing store.
Hussle was a former gangster who turned rapper and entrepreneur and was due to sit down with the LAPD in the coming weeks to discuss gang violence and possible ways to prevent it.
He was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. The two other men who were with him were in stable conditions. Eyewitnesses saw a man fleeing in a vehicle after the shooting.
Just moments before he was murdered, he had tweeted: ‘Having strong enemies is a blessing.
At the time, he was working on a documentary following the life of Dr. Sebi or Alfredo Darrington Bowman, and his alleged cures for cancer and AIDS, and numerous people believe that the documentary was a factor in his murder.
The documentary followed the 1985 court trial in which Dr. Sebi proved he had a cure for AIDS, and allegedly contained evidence that the government assisted in Dr. Sebi’s death.
TFTP found a Facebook post that also hinted at the fact that people may be coming after Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, for his work.
The musician has recently become interested in technology and community development and became a part of a team of artists and entrepreneurs who developed Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum devoted to honoring African-American artistic achievement.
He had also become a fan of the work of Dr. Sebi, a controversial figure who many believed was a threat to the multibillion-dollar medical industry that needs chronic sickness in order to profit. His death was highly controversial and numerous people consider it done as a way to take him out for his work in allegedly curing AIDS and cancer.
Dr. Sebi was arrested at Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport in Honduras for carrying some $37,000 in cash on May 28, 2016, and was released pending a court hearing.
Yet, he was arrested again on June 3 by the Ministerio Público, Honduras’ version of the FBI, and charged with money laundering. He remained in custody until August 6, when he was rushed to a local hospital reportedly suffering from pneumonia complications. Dr. Sebi died en route, at the age of 82.
He was not a licensed physician, but he used all natural remedies, formulas, tonics, and supplements to treat his patients. He maintained that food was alkaline for the body and that dead foods destroyed the natural ability of the body to heal itself.
He recommended a strict vegan diet, free of foods he considered toxic, like alcohol, sugar, iodized salt, meat, poultry, seafood. He believed that as soon as one replaces them with fresh fruit, vegetables, healthy grains, and nut butter, the body restores its healing power. Dr.Sebi claimed that this regimen was the cure to cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and blindness.
Last year, Hussle spoke about the documentary on Dr. Sebi on the Breakfast Club radio show.
He explained that Dr. Sebi went to trial in New York since he put in the newspaper that he cured AIDS, and beat the case. Afterward, he went to federal court and beat the case again.
Namely, in 1985, this doctor was running ads in several publications that claimed that “AIDS has been cured”, and he was warned by the New York State attorney to stop the ads, so he decided to go court.
There, he claimed that he had cured all his patients, and the judge asked him to bring just one of those patients in as evidence. Dr. Sebi brought in 77 of his healed patients and won the case.
Unfortunately, his accomplishments were never celebrated. The late pop star Michael Jackson was one of his patients as well, and he took him down to Washington D.C. to meet with Black Congressman, but they again received zero support.
Hussle explained that his story is very important, and it is just not normal that people do not become interested in his work, even though he has proven it on the court.
However, if his work was real indeed, Hussle’s documentary could have single-handedly been responsible for bringing down the medical industrial complex, leading to massive financial losses and imprisonment of CEOs, and government officials.
Additionally, the rapper had enemies in the financial world as well, due to the fact that he was an outspoken advocate for cryptocurrency and was instrumental in raising awareness for it.
Unfortunately, his documentary will never see the light of the day, and his death will probably remain a mystery.
Breathing difficulties and coughs are caused by a nasal obstruction that is often a result of the excessive amount of phlegm accumulated in the lungs. If left untreated, they can cause more severe health conditions.
Our body produces phlegm as a way to protect itself from allergies, dust, and viruses, but it thickens in the case of allergens and viruses, in order to trap foreign substances. Yet, when it accumulates in excess amounts, it can lead to bronchial issues and even lung infections.
However, there are natural ways to clear the breathing pathways and eliminate excess phlegm from the body:
Garlic- It has strong antiseptic properties, destroys bacteria and boosts the immune system. You can eat it raw or gargle with some warm water mixed with garlic oil.
Eucalyptus tea or oil have antiseptic qualities that treat upper respiratory infections and ease breathing. Boil it in some water, allow it to steep, and sip it throughout the day.
Lemon and Honey- Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with a tablespoon of honey in a bowl, and take it 3 times daily. This mixture strengthens the immune system, prevents infections, and relieves coughs.
Turmeric – It has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which boost immunity, treat infections, and clear excess mucus.
Ginger tea- It is a potent decongestant, with strong antiviral and expectorant properties, which relieve respiratory infections. Slice the fresh ginger root, boil it in 2 cups of water, and sweeten with honey.
Peppermint oil- It is a potent decongestant, that clears up respiratory infections. You can also prepare peppermint tea by boiling fresh peppermint leaves in a cup of water, sweeten with honey, and steep it for a few minutes.
Therefore, next time you are stuck with a cough or you suffer from some kind of respiratory issue, try some of these successful natural ways to treat them.
Additionally, the following tips will also help you eliminate excess phlegm and mucus:
Steam inhalation is one of the most effective ways to eliminate excess mucus from your nose, throat, chest, and lungs, treat infections, and soothe irritations
Keep the air moist, as dry air irritates the throat and nose
Drink plenty of fluids, to keep the body hydrated in order to thin mucus
Use a saline nasal spray or rinse, to clear out mucus and allergens from the nose and sinuses
Gargle with salt water to soothe the irritated throat and clear away residual mucus
Add eucalyptus products to a diffuser or a warm bath to help clear the nose
Apply a warm, wet washcloth to the face, and inhale through it to return moisture to the nose and throat, while the heat will relieve pain and pressure
You should not suppress the cough, as it is the natural way of the body to eliminate secretions out of the lungs and throat
If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will surely find a banana leaf packaging weird, but one Thai Supermarket, Rimping Supermarket located in Chiangmai, Thailand, decided that it can make a difference in the over usage of plastic.
This supermarket wraps banana leaves around the veggies and fruits, tie it with a ribbon, and paste a sticker on the leaf with the code and the price. Also, they have a sticker which reads ‘pesticide safe’ to assure customers that the produce they buy is grown in a safe way.
This initiative originated from Thailand street vendors, but now, supermarkets have incorporated it as well.
The use of banana leaves instead of plastic for packaging vegetables will also reduce single-use plastic. This method actually reduces the amount of plastic required, as the fruits and vegetables are simply wrapped in a banana leaf and secured using a flexible piece of bamboo.
Banana leaves are large, thick and supple enough to be folded.
Additionally, another thing to consider is the relative cost of plastic versus banana leaves. Namely, banana leaves are readily available in tropical locations and could be acquired for free depending on the quantity needed. Yet, in areas where bananas don’t grow, local biodegradable products could be a good alternative.
The use of banana leaves to wrap food is not that new, and actually, it has a long history. In some tropical regions of Mexico, people use banana leaves to wrap tamales, and in Hawaii, banana leaves are used during pig roasts to protect the pig from the hot lava rocks. In southeast Asia, these leaves are also used to wrap sticky.
Therefore, since plastic is a huge problem, innovations of this kind are definitely a step forward to a safer and healthier environment.
Plastic has a truly devastating effect on the world we live in. The average supermarket plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to break down. More than 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans annually, and 500 million plastic straws are used daily in the U.S.
Fortunately, people are becoming aware of this issue, and at least 15 countries and cities around the world have made serious strides in the race against plastic:
Australia – South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory, have banned single-use plastic bags
Canada – In January 2018, Canada banned plastic microbeads
Kenya – Anyone in Kenya who is found using, producing, or selling a plastic bag faces up to four years in jail, or a $38,000 fine.
Zimbabwe – In July 2017, Zimbabwe announced a total ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS)
Montreal – The Canadian city of Montreal banned single-use plastic bags
New Delhi – In 2017, it banned all forms of single-use plastic.
Morocco – The ban was signed into law on July 1, 2016
Vanuatu – On July 30, 2017, it announced the beginning of a phasing out of plastic bags and bottles.
Malibu – In March 2018, the Californian city of Malibu’s local council voted to ban the sale, distribution, and use of single-use plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic cutlery
Seattle – As of July 1, it will become the first US city to enact a ban on plastic straws and single-use plastic utensils.
Hamburg – The German city of Hamburg banned non-recyclable plastic coffee pods in February 2016
France – In 2016, France announced a total ban on plastic cups, plates, and cutlery, to be brought in from 2020.
Rwanda –Rwanda banned plastic bags completely
The UK – In January 2018, the UK announced a 25-year plan to “set the global gold standard” on eliminating plastic waste
Taiwan –Taiwan announced the restriction of the use of single-use plastic bags, straws, utensils, and cups