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Health and Fitness / (Eye-opening) Insomnia Facts
« on: 11:21 AM, Nov 18, 2019. »
Humans spend approximately one-third of their life sleeping, unfortunately it’s a lot less than that for insomniacs!
Insomnia: the condition of being unable to sleep, over a period of time.

So what is insomnia?

Insomnia is a condition that involves being unable to sleep and comes in different forms, including primary and secondary insomnia.
Primary is when your inability to sleep is not linked to any other condition, with secondary insomnia being when your sleeplessness is caused by another condition, for example depression or cancer.
Then there’s chronic and acute insomnia, with acute insomnia lasting from one night to a couple of weeks and chronic insomnia being when someone suffers at least three nights a week for a month or longer.
Whichever form an insomniac suffers from it can have a seriously detrimental effect on their life, and as a condition it’s much more common than you might think.

Health and Fitness / Benefits of Exercise
« on: 11:16 AM, Nov 18, 2019. »
Everyone can reap the benefits of physical activity, regardless of age, shape or size.

1.   Regular physical activity, combined with a healthy diet, can help prevent and manage Type 2 Diabetes.
2. An hour of exercise a day goes a long way.
3. Regular physical exercise can help you sleep better.
4. Only 10% of people are successful at losing weight through diet alone.
5. A quarter of adults aren’t active at all.
6. Pinched for time? Even 10 minutes of exercise will help raise your heart rate and maintain fitness levels.
7.Walking at a brisk pace can burn almost as many calories as jogging the same distance.
8. Swimming is a great form of exercise because it incorporates both cardio and strength training.
9. It takes the body six to eight weeks to adapt to an exercise program.
10. The ‘core’ includes any muscles that attach to your pelvis, spine and ribs.
11.Regular weight training increases the number of calories burned during normal activities.
12. Crunches alone won’t slim the midsection; if you want a flat belly you’ll need to incorporate cardio to burn those calories!
13. Being fit is good for your heart because it strengthens the muscles needed to make your heart and cardiovascular system function.
14.People who work out with a partner and more likely to stick with their fitness regimes.
15. Scheduling in rest days gives your body the time it needs to recover and improve
16. It takes 12 weeks of an exercise routine before you start to see measurable changes to your body.

>Get familiar with your car. ...
>Correct your seating position. ...
>Avoid distractions. ...
>Holding the steering wheel correctly. ...
>Remember to use turn signals. ...
>Avoid overspeeding. ...
>Maintain a considerable distance from other vehicles. ...
>Don't use the horn unnecessarily.

please someone should educate us

Ask Furious Forumers / Are Apple products overpriced?
« on: 04:33 PM, Nov 15, 2019. »

They have positioned themselves in the market in a way that they can demand any price they want, and people would still die to buy their products.

Apple makes $650 in profit per iPhone X manufactured. Even if we include all other costs (sales, ads, etc) it turns out to be a huge profit. OnePlus phones with same specs (in fact better) make only a few dollars of profit per piece. Let us study them and see why this is so.
Whats your own take in this???

Latest News / 30 Odd Historical Facts
« on: 11:42 AM, Nov 15, 2019. »
    1.The world's youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.
    2.Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI.
   3. In the 16th and 17th centuries in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
    4.Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido, was also assassinated.
    5.In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
   6. About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
    7.The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
   8. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
    9.The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    10.Richard Versalle, a tenor performing at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, suffered a heart attack and fell 10 feet from a ladder to the stage just after singing the line, "You can only live so long."
    60.7 percent of eligible voters participated in the 2004 presidential election, the highest percentage in 36 years. However, more than 78 million did not vote. This means President Bush was re-elected by less than 31% of all eligible voters in the United States.
   11. David Bowie used to think he was being stalked by someone who is dressed like a giant pink rabbit. Bowie noticed the fan at several recent concerts, but became alarmed when he got on a plane and the bunny was also on board.
   12. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the expression for ignominy: "His name is Mudd."
    13.Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
    14.The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.
   15. In Ancient Egypt , priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
    16.More than 8,100 US troops are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War.
    17.As of January 1, 2004, the population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds. 18.There is a birth every eight seconds, an immigrant is added every 25 seconds, and a death every 13 seconds.
    19.Inn the great fire of 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.
    20.t**o was paid $125 per week while filming The Wizard of Oz.
    21.The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
    22.The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
   23. In Egypt around 1500 B.C., a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty. Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.
    24.George Lumley, aged 104, married Mary Dunning, aged 10, in Nortallerton, England on August 25, 1783. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who'd broken her engagement to Lumley, eighty years before.
    25.In Elizabethan England, the spoon was so novel and prized that people carried their own folding spoons to banquets.
   26. It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
    27.Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
   28. Millie the White House dog earned more than four times as President Bush in 1991.
    29.A law passed in Nebraska in 1912 set hard rules of the road. Drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, then wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
  30.  Louis XIV of France really was as unpleasant a fellow as he's been depicted. In 1674, when he was visiting a school at Clermont, he heard from the school's authorities that one of the children, a nine- year-old Irish lad named Francis Seldon, had made a pun about the king's bald head.
    Louis was furious. He had a secret warrant drawn up for the child's arrest, and young Seldon was thrown into solitary confinement in the Bastille. His parents, members of one of Europe's richest merchant families, were told simply that the child had disappeared. Days turned to months, months to years, and Louis himself passed away. But Francis spent sixty-nine years "in the hole" for making fun of the king's baldness.

Latest News / 12 Weird and Fun Facts About Sports
« on: 11:02 AM, Nov 15, 2019. »
   1. In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit is first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.
    2.Retired basketball sensation Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
   3. The Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.
    4.The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    5.Dueling is legal is Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
    6.All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split.
   7.In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered very American League team.
    8.Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.
    9.Every year 56,000,000 people attend major league baseball games.
  10.  In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.
    11.A Costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns about $2,750 annually. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year.
   12. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Health and Fitness / Did you know?
« on: 09:59 AM, Nov 15, 2019. »
Do you know these surprising health facts?
If you are tired, exercise will help.
Cholesterol-free can be bad for your cholesterol. ...
You can physically see high cholesterol. ...
More than half your bones are located in your hands and feet. ...
The strongest muscle in your body is … ...
Your sweat is mostly made up of water. ...
Drink something hot to cool down. ...

How to / Did you know?
« on: 09:48 AM, Nov 15, 2019. »
Did you know spaghetto, confetto, and graffito are the singular forms of spaghetti, confetti, and graffiti?
Although it might sound a little strange, the word for an individual piece of spaghetti is spaghetto. The same goes for a single piece of confetti, which is confetto, as well as a single piece of graffiti, which is graffito, according to Merriam-Webster.

How to / Did you know?
« on: 09:44 AM, Nov 15, 2019. »
Did you know grapes light on fire in the microwave?
Back in 2011, a physicist at the University of Sydney went viral after he placed a grape in the microwave and filmed the fiery aftermath. And oddly enough, scientists couldn't explain the phenomenon until quite recently. A March 2019 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the fruity fireball occurs as a result of the loose electrons and ions that cluster to form plasma when grapes get hot.

Health and Fitness / Did you know?
« on: 04:26 PM, Nov 14, 2019. »
Did you know?
More than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. And more than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. Very few people are able to quit smoking on any given attempt without medicines or other help. Smoking-cessation counseling and medicines are proven to help and to improve quit rates. Telephone-based services are a convenient and effective way to provide information and counseling. Because of this, telephone-based cessation programs have quickly become the most successful way to help large populations quit using tobacco, nearly doubling a tobacco user’s chances of quitting for good.

Health and Fitness / Common cold
« on: 03:04 PM, Nov 14, 2019. »
A common viral infection of the nose and throat.

More than 1.5 million cases per year (Nigeria)
Spreads easily
Usually self-treatable
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging not required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
In contrast to the flu, a common cold can be caused by many different types of viruses. The condition is generally harmless and symptoms usually resolve within two weeks.
Symptoms include a runny nose, sneezing and congestion. High fever or severe symptoms are reasons to see a doctor, especially in children.
Most people recover on their own within two weeks. Over-the-counter products and home remedies can help control symptoms.
How it spreads
By airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
By skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs).
By saliva (kissing or shared drinks).
By touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob).

    >Gargle with salt water. Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a scratchy throat. ...
    >Suck on a lozenge. ...
    >Try OTC pain relief. ...
    >Enjoy a drop of honey. ...
   > Try an echinacea and sage spray. ...
    >Stay hydrated. ...
    >Use a humidifier. ...
    >Give yourself a steam shower.

« on: 10:26 AM, Nov 14, 2019. »
If you have a mental health problem, you may worry about what other people will think of you. In many cases, no one can even tell if you are struggling with symptoms. But sometimes the fear that someone can tell is enough to cause concern. Mental health problems can include bipolar disorder , depression , obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , and schizophrenia .

You have a say in how others see you. The way you act and treat others can help influence people's attitudes toward you and toward mental health problems.

People sometimes have negative views about things they don't understand, such as mental health problems. Some people may believe things about mental health problems that aren't true. Other people may have good intentions but still feel uncomfortable when they find out you have a mental health problem. This can make people treat you and your family differently. This is called stigma—when you feel judged by others because you have a personal quality, trait, or condition. Because of stigma, others may look down on you.

Stigma occurs when others:

Don't understand the mental health problem or think it's a laughing matter.
Don't realize that a mental health problem is an illness that can be treated.
Think that a mental health problem is "your own fault" or that you can "get over it."
Are afraid they might someday have a mental health problem themselves.
Are nervous around you.
You may feel shame or guilt about having a mental health problem. You may not want an employer or even your friends to know. This is called "self-stigma," and it can keep you from getting treatment or finding work.

Respecting yourself is an important part of your recovery. Try to remember that there's nothing to feel ashamed of. The problem is with your brain, not with you. You can reach goals that are important to you even if you have a mental health problem.

Your attitude and actions can influence what others think. Be honest with people, and show them who you really are. When you help people understand your mental health problem, they are more likely to get past their negative views.

Here are some ways you can help others better understand mental health problems.

Let them know that your mental health problem is a medical problem that can be treated.
Talk about your recovery. This will help them understand the challenges you face.
Show them your strengths and talents. Don't let your mental health problem keep you from going after things you want to do.
Remember that "you are the message." You can show how you want to be treated by the way you act. Treating yourself with respect can set an example for everyone.
Accept that you may need breaks during activities. Your symptoms may make it harder to focus on things for a long time.
Work with your family and doctor to set goals you can reach. Let them know what changes you want to make in your life.
For most people, work is an important part of their lives and identities. Having a job helps you feel better about yourself and your future. It gives you a chance to connect with others. Work also provides needed income, and it gives you a chance to learn and grow as a person.

Because of stigma about mental health problems, some employers may have concerns about hiring you. This can make it harder for you to get the job you want. Think about the benefits and harms of telling an employer if you have PTSD. If you need special accommodations, then you probably need to tell your employer. For example, if you need to leave in the middle of the day for an appointment. Ask for advice and support from your mental health care team. They can help you see the benefits or downsides of talking about your problem with an employer.

If you have a job already, you may feel stressed or nervous at work. Or you may be worn out or tired. Getting treatment for your symptoms will help improve your ability to work.

Most communities have resources, such as local job services, that can help you find a job and be successful at it. Community services include:

Job skills training. This includes help with preparing for interviews, preparing resumes, and learning other skills needed to find work.
Education about tax incentive programs. This may help you get extra money.
On-the-job training placement. This helps you get work experience.

Health and Fitness / DIABETES PREVENTION
« on: 10:19 AM, Nov 14, 2019. »
While Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, studies have shown that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of developing diabetes. Factors that increase your risk of developing diabetes include: age, obesity, having a close relative with diabetes, having high blood pressure, and being physically inactive. If you’re ready to refocus on increasing your activity level and improving your diet, read, “Be Active & Eat Right.”
If you or some one you care about is currently living with diabetes, it is extremely important to understand the overall health benefits of keeping blood glucose at healthy levels. It is necessary for those with diabetes to see their doctor regularly to assess that diabetes is not negatively impacting the health of their eyes, heart, kidneys, extremities, and cholesterol. It is essential for those with diabetes to lead active lifestyles, keep their body weight and cholesterol at healthy levels, not smoke or use tobacco products, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and get an annual flu shot.

Health and Fitness / DIABETES AWARENESS
« on: 10:17 AM, Nov 14, 2019. »
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal due to insulin not being produced correctly within the body. It can cause serious health complications and is considered the leading reason for kidney failure and new cases of blindness in the United States. It is also a major cause of heart disease and stroke, and is ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Though not all types of diabetes are preventable, there is much that you can do to prevent yourself from developing diabetes or to live a long and healthier life with it. For an introduction to pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, please read, “Pre-diabetes and Diabetes 101.
Though diabetes is primarily related to the pancreas and blood, it can affect any part of the body. If blood glucose is not kept under control and at healthy levels, it can negatively impact your cardiovascular system, blood pressure, eye functionality, kidneys, nerve endings, circulation to the extremities, digestion, oral health, mood stability, and more. If you or some one you care for suffers from diabetes, please be sure to read and share “Diabetes Health Concerns” to learn more about the importance of keeping your blood glucose levels under control for overall health.

Health and Fitness / HEALTHY AGING
« on: 09:58 AM, Nov 14, 2019. »
1. Get moving
Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body and brain.

2. Stay social
Take a class, volunteer, play games, see old friends, and make new ones.

3. Bulk up
Eat beans and other high-fiber foods for digestive and heart health.

4. Add some spice
Add herbs and spices to your meals if medications dull your taste buds.

5. Stay balanced 
Practice yoga or tai chi to improve agility and prevent falls.

6. Take a hike
Brisk daily walks this September can bolster both your heart and lungs.

7. Sleep well
Talk to a sleep specialist if you don’t sleep soundly through the night.

8. Beat the blues
If you’ve been down for a while, see a doctor. Depression can be treated.

9. Don’t forget
To aid your memory, make lists, follow routines, slow down, and organize.

*Take a daily brisk walk with a friend -- you’ll get an aerobic workout, and the conversation will exercise your brain and reduce stress.

*To help control the urge to overindulge, just imagine eating that sweet treat. Research shows the fantasy dessert will satisfy you, and you’ll actually eat less.

*Every few months, review your over-the-counter drugs with your doctor for any potentially unsafe ingredients.
Thanks for reading and age healthy..........

*Try yoga. All types help maintain physical and emotional health. Try Kundalini yoga, which focuses on meditation and strengthening.

*Follow a Mediterranean diet to help prevent memory impairment and heart problems.

*Do tai chi three days a week, and it will dramatically improves your balance. Doing tai chi can cut seniors risk of falls by almost half!

Health and Fitness / Ways To Eliminate Stress At Work
« on: 09:50 AM, Nov 14, 2019. »
>Act Rather Than React. "We experience stress when we feel that situations are out of our control," says Melnick. ...
>Take A Deep Breath. ...
>Eliminate Interruptions. ...
>Schedule Your Day For Energy And Focus. ...
>Eat Right And Sleep Well. ...
>Change Your Story. ...
>Cool Down Quickly. ...
>Identify Self-Imposed Stress.

Invite Furious Forumers / LADIES GET IN HERE 💃🏻
« on: 09:17 AM, Nov 14, 2019. »

It’s the FirstGem season and it’s here with a SPARK


First of all let me break in down a bit about what FirstGem is all about.

FirstGem is basically aimed at EMPOWERING WOMEN and creating wealth. Aiding women to be the best they can be.

TV/Movies talks / Empire(American drama series)
« on: 04:48 PM, Nov 13, 2019. »
A tycoon in the music industry plans to secure the future of his company by pitting his sons against each other. Meanwhile, his ex-wife plots to reclaim her share of the business.
go watch this and thank me later....

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