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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The wealth of benefits that cucumbers may provide to youir lifestyle and health:


  • Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
  • Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

GLAAD announced on April 10, 2012 that after a series of meetings, the Miss Universe Organization has changed its policy allowing transgender women to compete in its competition.


Canadian Jenna Talackova

GLAAD first contacted the Miss Universe Organization on Saturday, March 24, 2012 after news broke that Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition. GLAAD called on the Miss Universe Organization to review Jenna's case, as well as open the competition to transgender women. After unsuccessful attempts to reach Jenna Talackova personally, the Miss Universe Organization and its owner Donald J. Trump moved forward and announced last week it would allow Jenna to compete.


Seal Up The House:

The highest cost in electric consumption is a result of heating and cooling your home.  According to Consumer Reports, sealing leaks can reduce energy costs by 15 to 30%.   Don't cool and/or lower the heat temperature in an empty house.   Closing vents and doors in rooms which are not in use and setting a programmable thermostat to sute your schedule and routinely changing air filters may considerable reduce your monthly bills. The use of fans during the summer months makes a room feel cooler providing a nice breeze.

With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here's why: bookstores so beautiful they're worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not.


Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

We can't overestimate the importance of bookstores — they're community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once — so we've put together a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia.

Countries around the world marked the world's population reaching 7 billion Monday with lavish ceremonies for newborn infants symbolizing the milestone and warnings that there may be too many humans for the planet's resources. 


While demographers are unsure exactly when the world's population will reach the 7 billion mark, the U.N. is using Monday to symbolically mark the day. A string of festivities are being held worldwide, with a series of symbolic 7-billionth babies being born.