What does your fridge say about you?

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Messages from the fridge…

Photographer Mark Menjivar traveled the states for 3 years for his “You Are What You Eat” project, meeting people and documenting their lives from a surprisingly interesting viewpoint -their refrigerators. Could you tell the picture above belonged to a bartender who goes to sleep at 8 AM and wakes up a 4 PM every day?

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Eating Almonds Can Help the Body Fight Off Viruses

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Eating almonds boosts immune system response to viruses.

Eating almonds can help the body to fight off viral infections such as the common cold and flu, according to new research.  A new study has revealed that naturally occurring chemicals found in the skin of the nut boost the immune system’s response to such infections.

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Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cold?

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Mint is a chilling herb and flavor
When you chew a piece of mint gum and then take a drink, the drink seems colder than it would otherwise. It’s not colder, that’s an illusion from your brain and a protein called TRPM8.

TRPM8 doesn’t just respond to cold temperatures, though. It also activates in the presence of menthol, a waxy, crystalline organic compound found in peppermint and other mint oils. (It responds to other “cooling agents,” too, like eucalyptol and icilin. Why, exactly, is unknown; menthol just happens to fit the cellular “lock.”)

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Moscow Mayor Promises a Winter Without Snow

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Snow, snow, go away…
Pigs still can’t fly, but this winter, the mayor of Moscow promises to keep it from snowing. For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their snow outside the city. Authorities say this will be a boon for Moscow, which is typically covered with a blanket of snow from November to March. Road crews won’t need to constantly clear the streets, and traffic – and quality of life – will undoubtedly improve.

The idea came from Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who is no stranger to playing God. In 2002, he spearheaded a project to reverse the flow of the vast River Ob through Siberia to help irrigate the country’s parched Central Asian neighbors. Although that idea hasn’t exactly turned out as planned – scientists have said it’s not feasible – this time, Luzhkov says, there’s no way he can fail.

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Nubrella: Ultimate Personal Weather Protector

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Nubrella

The nubrella is designed for the 21st century. Nubrella exploits the fundamental limitations of today’s traditional umbrella while introducing a long awaited feature of hands free usage. Nubrella turned to the award winning design firm, Continuum. The result is an eye catching new aerodynamic design that many are saying is simply a better “mousetrap”.

 

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Scientists Baffled Over ‘Ice Circles’ On Remote Frozen Siberian Lake

Scientists Baffled Over ‘Ice Cirles’ On Remote Frozen Siberian Lake 

The ice circle measures 2.5miles across and was spotted on Lake Baikal

This strange almost perfect ‘ice circle’ has appeared on a frozen lake in Siberia. 

While scientists have ruled out UFO involvement, they are puzzled as to how the mysterious, 2.5mile-wide geological phenomenon has formed in Lake Baikal.

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Ice Jewelry Keeps You Cool

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One word “Cool”

As the temperature soars to 30 degrees Celsius here today, I am praising my air conditioner; but it also got me thinking about more fashionable and eco-friendly ways to cool off. As I searched for cooling clothing, I stumbled across designer Katharina Ludwig’s unique ice jewelry, which boasts some beautiful designs that will help keep even the hottest chicks cool on a hot summer day. Continue reading… “Ice Jewelry Keeps You Cool”

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12 Unique Designs From The IceHotel

12 Designs From The IceHotel 

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While we in the U.S. are looking forward to Spring’s budding flora, 124 miles north of the Artic Circle in Sweden, lies at least one more month of winter. It is here, in the town of Jukkasjärvi (“meeting place”) in the Swedish Lapland, that world famous architects, sculptors, and designers submit their designs to the IceHotel in hopes that they will be chosen to contribute to its annual building… even though their contributions will melt after four or five months.

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