9 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Can Grow at Home

Mosquitoes are a serious nuisance; from that terrible buzz near your ear when you’re trying to sleep, to the itchy, swollen bumps they leave after biting you. If you didn’t know, it’s only the females of the specie who bite us. Male mosquitos prefer to feed on nectar, generally avoiding humans. Mosquitos can also be a health-risk – they can transmit diseases through their bite (including Malaria, Yellow Fever, West-Nile Fever, and more). In-fact, mosquitos are responsible for more human deaths than all wars, combined. You can buy gadgets and products that repel these nasty bugs, but they’re all temporary and can be irritating or dangerous. Instead, you can grow certain plants that repel mosquitos naturally:     Lemon Verbena: This lovely plant has a light citrus scent and can be added to tea for both flavor and it’s calming effect on the digestive system. You can plant it in the ground or in a deep pot and let it scare away those nasty bugs. Make sure it has a good supply of water and sunlight.                   Cloves: Cloves are the flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum plant. You can plant it …Read More

Easy Exercise Program for Low Back Pain Relief

Easy Exercise Program for Low Back Pain Relief

In order to live a comfortable life in retirement, millions of Americans sacrifice now by putting money into their 401K and other retirement plans. One question to consider is:What good is it to have this nest egg when my hips and back hurt so badly that I can’t enjoy it? Like a financial plan, ensuring a future without low back pain and activity restrictions requires regular and consistent diligence. This article outlines an exercise program that is simple and easily done at home – without requiring exercise equipment or access to a gym or fitness facility. Exercise Program to Stretch …Read More

Leg Pain and Numbness

Leg pain can range from a mild nuisance that comes and goes, to debilitating pain that makes it difficult to sleep, walk, or engage in simple everyday activities. The pain can take many different forms – some patients describe the pain as aching, searing, throbbing, or burning, and it can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as a pins-and-needles sensation, and/or leg or foot numbness or weakness. Leg pain may be caused by a problem in the leg, but often it starts with a problem in the lower back, where the sciatic nerve originates, and then travels along the path …Read More

Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica

Sciatica commonly describes the symptoms of pain and possibly numbness or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve and tend to be felt in the rear, down the back of the leg and possibly to the foot.   Sciatica is one of the most common forms of pain caused by compression of the spinal nerves in the lower back, and the leg pain is usually much worse than the back pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body; it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the rear and back of …Read More

Taj Mahal

We know that the TAJ MAHAL is a symbol of love, built by the Emperor Shahjahan because of his IMMENSE, UNBOUNDING LOVE, for his wife Mumtaz. BUT, the lesser known facts are: Mumtaz was Shahjahan’s 4th Wife (out of his 7 wives) (Great!) Shahjahan killed Mumtaz’s husband to marry her. (Excellent!) Mumtaz died during her 14th delivery. (Wow!) He screwed her to death After her death, Shahjahan married Mumtaz’s sister. (Amazing!).           Where the HELL IS LOVE ??? (source: user sktangri on 10.11.2014)

A Beautiful Process of Stone Working

The art of taking rock and turning it into art that will last centuries is an ancient one, but there are still places in the world where the method is still methodically practiced. These stone workers from Morrocco give a fascinating and beautiful example of the process in this video.   Process of Stone Working[/button]   (source: http://www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?emailid=12748&memberid=854323)

The New English Definitions!

It seems that a lot of our old definitions for things are just that: Old. So a group of scientists (and comedians) have decided to create a new list of definitions for the new year! Here are some of the new definitions we loved the most: School: An institute where the child goes to play while the parent goes to pay. Life Insurance: A contract that leaves you poor while you live so you can die rich. Nurse: A woman that wakes you up in the middle of the night to give you sleeping pills. Tears: The hydrolic force that women …Read More

Incredible Photos from History

Incredible Photos from History

A series of stunning photos that give us a unique insight into the goings on in our world during the 20th century. Bruce Lee training with the legendary martial artist Ip Man, 1955.  Piper leads people outside the dugout during the First World War. Baileys Circus, 1924. French Farman circa 1911 – 12 Capitol Building, home of the U.S. legislature during construction in the middle of the 19th century. The first Cadillac dealership in New York. During the construction of the Eiffel Tower, late 19th century. Mobster Al Capone and his son at a baseball game., late 19th century. Girls …Read More

10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate.

We often throw all our fresh foods into the fridge to prevent it from going bad. But should all food be kept refrigerated? Definitely not. Here are 10 common foods you should avoid from cooling too much, or you’ll destroy the taste and ruin the food. 1. Tomatoes The fridge does keep tomatoes fresh, but it does this by stopping the process of ripeness. When this process is stopped, the tomato loses its flavor. In addition to the loss of flavor, the refrigerator also changes the texture of the tomato, making it powdery or floury. Tomatoes are best kept out …Read More

The Power of Giving…

This simple yet touching video carries a serious emotional punch, and a clear message – giving is the best form of communication between people. No higher form, no higher action, exists.       (source : http://www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?emailid=12813&memberid=854323)