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Five Natural Ways to get a Radiant Skin

Women down the ages have always wanted to hold on to their attractiveness and youthful vigour and that has necessarily entailed maintaining one’s external appeal apart from preserving the internal beauty. Talking about external appearance, the imperatives of having a radiant and glowing skin certainly cannot be wished away. If you have an epidermis that is beaming and scintillating it has an invigorating effect on you which spreads happiness and mirth all over your body.

Maintaining the Natural Vigour and Lustre of Your Skin Can Be Convenient

A healthy and radiating skin also makes you feel confident about yourself. However, you’d have to take care of your skin to preserve its natural texture and brilliance much in the same way you take care of the rest of your body. Contrary to what you might think, taking good skin care does not necessarily entail using expensive topical creams and unguents or going to the skin care specialist for a costly dermatological procedure.

You’d be much better off using organic or herbal products that are not only very affordable but extensively available as well. As a matter of fact, most of the natural skin care products are tucked away safely right in the larders of your kitchen or in your refrigerator. You can try the following five natural ways if you’re sincere about sporting an illuminating skin that has an indelible effect not only on you but on everybody else.

  1. Consume Fruits and Vegetables Rich in Antioxidants

Many of the food items that you consume throughout the day contain antioxidants that offset the deleterious effects of free radicals. Free radicals are generated during the metabolic process and also by the immune system for tackling harmful viruses and bacteria. Environmental factors can also breed free radicals. Free radicals can also prematurely cause skin scarring and chafing leading to your skin developing wrinkles and creases.

Supplying your body with antioxidants by consuming oranges, apples, raspberries, strawberries, and green leafy vegetables will help negate the action of free radicals. These food items will also protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, and perk up skin tone.

  1. Apply Antioxidant Rich Creams On Your Skin

You can use medically approved topical creams and unguents that contain vitamin C and vitamin E, green tea extract, rosemary oil extract, and so on. Consume vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamins B, C, E, and K and also rich in minerals and nutrients. These items will help retain the vigour and health of your skin.

  1. Apply Orange and Lemon Peel

The peel that is left behind after you’ve consumed the orange can be instrumental in retaining the youthfulness of your skin. You’d just have to rub the peel over your hands or face and let it remain for the next 5 to ten minutes. Wash off your hands and face and use a towel for soaking the water.

  1. Detoxification

You need to get rid of the toxins that are released in your body every day. Sometimes the excretory organs like kidneys and intestines are unable to flush out toxins effectively. Drink as much water as possible and drink at least a glass of lemon water early in the morning.

  1. Use Coconut Oil

Coconut is one fruit that abounds in different minerals and vitamins and rich in antioxidants. Apply coconut oil all over your body before taking a bath. Drinking coconut milk every day also helps in fighting free radicals and imparting your skin a healthier texture.

A healthy looking skin makes you appear younger than your age. You also feel more confident taking on the world. Apart from the above natural ways, there are umpteen other time-tested methods that you can take advantage of to preserve the radiant quality and naturalness of your skin.

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The modus operandi of transferring your RSS feeds post…

In case you’re still hooked on to Google Reader posting your RSS feeds to it, you must have been sent alerts about the services shutting down. Google broadcast-ed the closure of Google Reader from 1st July, and so, it’s high time that you switched over and transferred your subscriptions to other services like Feedly or News Blur, if you haven’t yet. To be a little elaborate you should simply stop sending any further subscriptions to Google Reader and ensure that you upgrade your data through Google Takeout so that your meticulously cultivated RSS feeds do not become extinct.

 

As of now, you have many options and your alternatives are likely to go up in the months that follow. The following lines explain how your RSS feeds can find a new nesting place in other websites and the modus operandi of making the switch.

 

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Exporting and claiming ownership of your feeds

 

Now that you know that Google Reader has closed shop, you’ll naturally want to shift all your feeds on a primary basis. RSS readers of your postings with Google Reader will be shifting your subscriptions as a matter of course the moment they tap into your account with Google.  On your end, you should first save all your feeds by creating a file or folder and storing the same in it. Thereafter, you should be staking claim to your subscriptions by transferring your existing feeds with Google Reader to other services.

 

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For ensuring that, you’ll need to redirect to Google Takeout and click on the tab ‘Choose Services’. Thereafter, you’ll have to click on the icon marked ‘Reader’. Google Takeout will work out the total number of dossiers (along with their sizes) that need to be exported in no time. A ZIP file will be automatically created when you click on the icon that says ‘Create Archive’. Subsequently click on the ‘downloads’ tabs for downloading data to your computer’s hard drive.

 

On opening the ZIP file, you’ll view a ‘Reader’ folder, and when you click open that folder, you’ll be led to a .xml file which stores all your feeds or subscriptions. Thereafter, it’s upto you to decide where you’d prefer to store your RSS contributions. You can take your pick from the following services.

 

Feedly

 

Though you have a plenty of choices, one of the most popular services is Feedly. Feedly has of late, brought out Feedly Cloud. You’ll find Feedly very user friendly as you would be able to navigate through their site with ease. Those entrusted with managing Feedly were aware that Google Reader would be closing down shortly and therefore were kept busy helping the subscribers of Reader make the shift to their services. If you’re thinking making the shift to Feedly, you’ll be able to make good use of their Android app.

 

Digg

 

Digg is a new kid on the block and is owned by Betaworks. It is proving to be a big hit with RSS readers. Though it has got underway only recently, it is being lapped up quickly by new users. Anyway, to send your feeds to Digg, you’ll first have to open a fresh account (despite the fact that you already had signed up with them in the past). Digg, like Feedly will be able to draw up your entire Google Reader contributions if you become their subscriber prior to July 1. You’ll find the Diggs icons absolutely stunning on each narrative.

 

There are other services you can select from like ‘Flipboard,’ ‘The Old Reader’, ‘AOL Reader’, and ‘NewsBlur’ to name a few.

 

   

 

 

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Nepal: Home to some of the loftiest peaks of…

Nepal is the only Hindu monarchy in the world that is nestled in the Great Himalayan Mountain Range-not only the highest of all the mountain systems in the world but the youngest as well. The word or name ‘Himalayas’ means ‘home of snow’ in Sanskrit. The entire mountain range straddles the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, India, China, and Pakistan and stretches for more than 2,400 km between the rivers Brahmaputra and Indus. Over three-quarters of Nepalese territory comprises the Himalayas. Of the 14 loftiest mountain summits in the entire world (all of which lie in the Great Himalayan Range), 8 peaks are located in the Nepal Himalayas.
The Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal
Nepal is truly a Himalayan nation as a major area of the country is cocooned in the Himalayas. The country because of its unique geographical location and unparalleled topographical features attracts tourists in droves from throughout the world. Nepal earns more than 70% of its revenues from tourism as diverse groups of people including backpackers, trekkers, student bodies, touring families, and mountaineers keep visiting the country throughout the year.
Nepal can be segregated into three distinct parallel strips extending from the southwest to the Northeast. The Great Himalayan Range spans the northern stretch of the country. All the peaks in this range remained enveloped in snow round the year and their average height is nearly 4,570 or 15,000 feet. This range is also home to the 8 steepest peaks that fall in Nepal and these are:-
·         Mt. Everest (8848m)
·         Annapurna (8091m)
·         Makalu (8,463m)
·         Manaslu (8163m)
·         Dhaulagiri (8,167m)
·         Cho Oyu (8,201m)
·         Lhotse (8,516m)
·         Kanchenjunga (8,586m)
Towards the South lies the mountain range where the mean altitude of the peaks is between 8,000 and 14,000 ft.  The Churia and the Mahabharat ranges are the major ranges of this mountain structure. Between the lofty mountain ranges lie the river valleys whose catchment areas are highly populated. The Terai is the southernmost area of Nepal and it is actually a marshy territory that extends into India.
Of the total inhabitants in Nepal, just about 8% live in the Great Himalayan Range running across the northern section of the country. One has many options of soaking in the atavistic beauty and charm of the Himalayas. The most convenient alternative would be to book a seat in a chartered flight and view the snow-topped mountains. The second option would be to gape at the vista from a resort in Dhulikhel or Nagarkot in the Kathmandu Valley. The Pokhara valley also offers some of the most breathtaking views.
However, trekking offers you the best option if you want to have the best of both the worlds-enjoy the ageless natural beauty and splendour of the mountains and also imbibe the cultural wealth and tradition of the Nepalese people. The best time to visit Nepal would be during the spring or summer when the snow thaws and turns into rushing torrents hurtling down the mountains and flooding the plains. Different species of flowers blossom on the mountains. The people harvesting crops on the mountain slopes and valleys with the cattle grazing all around, make for scenic views.
       

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Belief beyond faith: Always a Debatable Issue

I don’t believe in existence of God.You know why? My personal feeling is, there is no such God  in this Universe. Everything in this World happening only because of YOU! But this belief may vary to individual to individual. From my childhood days I have seen so many people worship God because of personal well-being, for wealth and prosperity in every sense. But I didn’t get any real justification for that from anybody.I feel all weak heart-ed person worship God.

Am I wrong?

May be I am wrong! If a superpower or GOD exists everything what we want desperately will get.What we can’t do a superpower should able to do.If I want to be rich, Is there anybody to make me rich enough to get everything what I need to fulfill my dreams?

No, for that I need to work hard, change my profession, probably by that also I couldn’t get that richness which I wish to be. Is there any contribution from superpower/God to get that richness?Everything you need to do for your betterment, so why I should belief in God or a superpower?

 If you love somebody or something does we get that every time? Why not? If there is a super power in this Universe we should get that. Don’t you think that every human has the right to achieve what they want to be, or what they need eagerly in his life. If I want winter in summer season, is it possible to get ? Practically it is not possible, we can’t change our climatic condition. Any super power can do this?Ask yourself for each question arises in you mind.

I don’t belief for every Good there is God behind. Do you think so? If there is any contradiction in God believer’s mind please share with me. I love to know your honest views.

 

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A light heart lives long…

I saw the drizzle dropping on the mountain range! When I was on the way to Nathu La and  Changu Lake, Gangtok I felt an enchanting pleasure to view the conversion of drizzle into snow fall.It was so romantic, you can easily fall in love!! It was a nostalgia which again and again brings us together.

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Experience

I was sitting inside the car feeling to jump from the window and get into the pleasure of the beauty.I was eagerly waiting to touch the snow falling on the tree and grasses feel the craft of nature. Few minutes back which was just a drizzling! So many honeymoon couples are on that spot and enjoying themselves, playing with the snow.

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Our car couldn’t able to move because of heavy snow fall on the road. I was desperate to got down from the car and feel the greatness of the earth though so many people got frostbite on their toes! It was a heavenly experience for me.

We couldn’t reach our destination, the trip was canceled because of heavy snowfall.We returned back! But what we experienced on that memorable trip it was really amazing!!  We couldn’t  get that mental happiness and fulfillment in our lifetime.

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New Version of Windows 8 based will be launching…

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This year Hewlett-Packard introduced a high-end Windows 8 based hybrid tablet/laptop named Split x2. It is the improved version of HP Envy x2 which launched last year. Envy x2 had a big success for HP. So they are continuing with the latest version Split x2. You can use it as a detachable tablet or as a laptop. It comes in a dark silver finish; HP calls it as “modern silver”. The tablet part is the brain of the system because the Windows 8 OS is installed in the tablet portion. Whether the keyboard is docked or not you can use it as a whole system. The MicroSD slot is present in the tablet as an external storage.

Instead of atom processor which is present in the older version (Envy x2) HP split X2 has 3rd generation Intel core i3 or i5 ( Intel’s Y-series Ivy bridge chips) processor option. Screen size is upgraded from 11.6 inches to 13.3 inches in Split x2. But the screen resolution is 1366 x 768 which is same for both the devices. This next generation product is developed to ease customer’s work. They can easily access their files from home, office and on the go. Split x2 arrived with 128 GB SSD storage. It also has up to 500 GB storage in keyboard docked which is ideal for storing media files. Like the Envy x2, Split x2 also comes up with the keyboard dock with a MicroSD reader, combo audio Jack, 1 USB 3.0 Port, 1 USB 2.0 Port, HDMI Port and SD card Slot.

The RAM capacity is 2 GB, which is unfortunately, same with the previous version but the customer can upgrade it up to 8 GB. Split x2 has the connectivity options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. There is no option for NFC which is present in Envy x2.

In front of the tablet 1080 p HD camera is present and on the backside 8 MP rear camera is mounted. When we attach the keyboard with the tablet we will get a huge keypad, and the extra battery which gives power for the long run time. This notebook measures 13.3 x 9 x 0.9 inches and 4 pounds in weight. It is a vast device so using as a tablet is more awkward. It’s better to use as a laptop. HP Split x2 has an optional HP care pack for damage protection. It gives the consumer an additional service facility, home service and replacement of the damaged hardware.

This product is available in US market from August 2013 and the price would be $800 but there not information about the availability and the price in India.

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Queen of Hill stations- Ooty

Friends who like to travel, very often this blog post is just for you. Ooty is a very famous hill station in South India. The place is also known as Udhagamandalam which is the capital of Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu. Nilgiri mountain ranges are older than the Himalayas.

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Basic information

It was a land of tribe Todas.Later it was taken over by British governor John Sullivan.It is situated at an altitude of 2240 meters above the sea level.Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru named it as Queens of hill stations.The main attractions of Ooty are Coffee & tea plantations on the sloping hills, teak & chinchona trees,Vegetarian land Hairpin bends, and scenic beauty.The second largest city after Ooty is Coonoor in the Nilgiri district.

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The famous places to visit and spending time in this hill station are

  • Ooty Lake
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Pykara Falls
  • Pykara Lake
  • Ooty Botanical Garden
  • Catherene Falls
  • Droog Fort

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Visiting Places in Coonoor

In Coonoor Lamb’s Rock, Sim’s Park, Dolfin’s Nose are famous viewpoints of side seeing.It was a great experience to go through Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Ooty to Coonoor which takes 1 hr approx.

If you go from Bangalore to Ooty

From Bangalore to Ooty route you will get Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. You can stay there one night.Then you can start for Ooty. Best time to visit in Ooty is May or June in Summer & September to November in winter.In Coonoor, the favorite past time would be bird watching and spotting.It is the best place for photography.Special items to bring from there are tea, coffee,spices,gourmet cheese handicraft items etc.

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Find out some home remedies for Diabetes

1. Boil 15 fresh Mango leaves in 1 glass of water. Leave overnight. Filter this water and drink first thing in the morning. It is an effective home remedy for diabetes2. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of ground bay leaf and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric in 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel. Take this mixture two times a day before lunch and dinner. It is also good diabetes mellitus treatments.
3. Drink a watery juice of a small Bitter Gourd (remove seeds) every morning. It is one of the best home remedies for diabetes.4. Add 3-table spoon of cinnamon to 1 litre of boiling water. Simmer for 20 minutes in a low flame, and then strain the mixture. Drink this mixture daily to cure diabetes.

5. Eat tender curry leaves (fresh) twice a day to reduce sugar.

6. Take the juice of crushed fish-berry (amruth) soaked in water for a day first thing in the morning.

7.Jambul fruit is another useful home remedy. It is regarded in customary medicine as a specific against diabetes because of its effect on the pancreas. The fruit as such, the seeds, and fruit juice are all helpful in the treatment of this disease. The seeds contain a glucoside ‘jamboline’ which is supposed to have the power to check the pathological conversion of starch into sugar in cases of increased production of glucose.

The internal bark of the jambul tree is also used in the treatment of diabetes. The bark is dried out and burnt. It will create an ash of white colour. This ash must be pestled in mortar, strained and bottled. The diabetic patient must be given ten grams of this ash on an empty stomach with water in the morning, and twenty grams in the afternoon, and in the evening an hour after taking meals. An equal amount of amla powder, jamun powder, and bitter gourd powder also makes a very useful remedy for diabetes. A teaspoon of this mixture once or twice a day would be efficient in checking the progress of the disease.

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Diabetes have many solutions by home remedy

If you or someone you love, has just been diagnosed with diabetes, chances are there a lot of questions running through your head. I am sure, this article will help you to some extent to make a clear idea on how the herbal products reduce the blood glucose level.Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone which requires converting sugar (glucose), starch and other food into energy. The actual cause of diabetes is still not known. Probably some genetic and environmental factors, obesity and lack of physical exercise are the cause of this disease. So many medicines are found but no one tried with herbal product.

Hearbal Treatment of Diabetes

Diapan is the herbal treatment for diabetes as a viable way to treat diabetes. Well-known Health Advisor for Nutrition for health, Kamran Rezapour, knows all too well the devastating effects of diabetes, and how the conventional treatments for the disease fall short of the mark in giving the patient healing and health.

It is the most effective prevention in the treatment of disease.” One of the keys to the effectiveness of Diapan is its high-quality herbs and picking the right species of herbs. For example, there are over 250 species of Cedar Berries that are grown; however, only one of those species has worked remarkably well for diabetics! One reason for the Cedar Berries effectiveness is its high concentration of natural chromium content.

In addition, exactly the right amounts of other herbs that are added plays a significant role in the effectiveness of the entire pancreas as a whole. Another effective herb is the legendary Banaba Extract! Banaba Extract (standardized to 1.1% Corosilic Acid) is known by some health practitioners as “Phyto-Insulin”. It has been well documented for its ability to lower blood sugar.It also acts as a glucose transport in the blood stream. For some people, fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin are related to appetite, hunger, and various food cravings. Particularly cravings for carbohydrates such as slices of bread and sweets.

Cinnamon:

Another remarkable herb that has just recently been discovered. It helps in blood sugar disorders,called cinnamon! According to some research, cinnamon in the powder form has not been reported to be very effective; however, reports are finding that cinnamon in a liquid form is showing promising results!

The diapan formula contains a concentrated amount of cinnamon bark extract (4:1). In other words, it would take four servings of competitor’s cinnamon bark liquid extract to equal to just one serving of the cinnamon bark extract contained in DiaPan™! USDA research indicates that cinnamon reduces the amount of insulin necessary for glucose metabolism. Furthermore, cinnamon helps to stimulate glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis to similar levels as insulin.

Januvia:

FDA approved Januvia use in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Alone or in combination with two other commonly prescribed oral diabetes medications, metformin or a PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma).Januvia prolongs the activity of proteins that increase the release of insulin after blood sugar rises, such as after a meal. Januvia does this by blocking an enzyme (dipeptidyl peptidase IV or DPP-IV) which breaks down these proteins. It leads to better blood sugar control.

Januvia was examined in a total of 2,719 patients with type 2 diabetes. In studies lasting from 12 weeks to more than a year. These studies demonstrate, blood sugar control by Januvia alone is not satisfactorily managed with metformin or a PPAR agonist. Januvia is manufactured by Merck and Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.
Side Effects:-The most common side effects in clinical studies are upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, and diarrhea.