Another Season, Another Change – Post Summer Cleansing

Fall is coming, and with summer slowly coming to an end, it brings in the desire to go into the next season with a rejuvenated body and mind. Fall is a season of self reflection, awareness and mindfulness, and what better represents that better than a cleansing of the mind, body and soul.
 
There are numerous things that you can do to go about it, but here we’re looking for simplistic ways to get things in motion, easy ways to start off and cleansing yourself from within. Here’s some things that you can keep in mind, and try for yourself.
 

Cleansing of the Mind

 

 
We want to start by ridding the body of any negativity you may have, whether they’re negative thoughts and perceptions weighing you down, but we want to release them and let them go. According to psychologist Drew Wentworth, “continuously thinking about negative thoughts will only lead you to thinking more about them, leading to further depression and unhappiness.”
 
Drew suggests that we move from negative to positive psychology, where we rid our minds of negative thoughts, and create a more positive environment in our minds. Here is an exercise that he recommends we try out:
 
Write down 3 things that are going well in your life, and why they’re going so well. Do it once a day, for an entire week.
 

Cleansing of the Body

 

 
In order to feel better about ourselves, we need to feel great physically. Instead of going out and buying the latest crazes and trends in health products, there are simple things that you can try out for yourself, and see if it makes a difference for you. This can include:
 
Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet
 
These next mentioned foods have a reputation with their abilities to cleanse and detoxify the body naturally, so be sure to add them into your grocery list when you’re out shopping.
 
• Artichokes
• Avocados
• Beets
• Blueberries
• Cabbage
• Kale
• Spinach
• Flax oil & seeds
• Onion
• Apples
• Wheatgrass
• Garlic
• Grapefruit
 
You can simply try and add at least one of these ingredients into your recipes, or take a bunch to throw together into a nice and easy smoothie.
 

Cleansing of the Soul

 
On top of your body and mind, cleansing the soul is great for enriching your spirit, helping you overall with all aspects of your health. By doing this cleanse, you’ll be able to better understand your purpose, think more clearly, and feel more content about life by putting things in a better perspective. Here are some things that you can try out for yourself:
 
Meditation
 

 
Here we’re not talking about setting aside hours of your day, with your legs crossed, arms out, eyes closed and humming. It can be as simple as taking a couple of minutes out of your day, sitting down in a quiet area to do some reflection, all while keeping your breathing in check. Make sure that the place that you’re in is free of distractions. It’s a great way to organize your thoughts and see what’s most important to you.

Highest Selling Album Of 2016 Goes To Beyonce’s Lemonade

The yearly Global Music Report was recently released to give details on the biggest music releases of last year, and topping the list was Beyonce’s Lemonade. It’s no surprise there, as Beyonce is 6 for 6 for number 1 albums on the charts.
 
Selling more than 2.5 million albums, she just barely beat out Adele, who was able to sell 2.4 million. Not too far behind is Drake and Metallica, which have sold 2.3 and 2.1 million albums.
 

 
Within the top 10 of highest albums sold in 2016, surprisingly 3 of the 10 released back in 2015.
 
Wondering how the state of music sales have gone throughout the years? The list of the top 10, when combined, equals to more than 19 million albums sold. These figures don’t include the amounts of streaming on top of the numbers, and consist solely with actual sales.
 

 
This just goes to show why Beyonce is on top of the game, and deserves to be called the queen.

Scientists Accidentally Discover Plastic Eating Caterpillar

Plastic is one of the most useful inventions made by humans, but with the amount of convenience it has given us, a mountain of problems has come with it. Tonnes of waste fill our oceans, landfills and wash up on shores, and there needs to be something done about it. With the discovery of the wax worm, scientists are now thinking that have a solution to our problems.
 
It was unknown to researchers and scientists around the planet that a natural creature was capable of digesting plastic. A hobbyist beekeeper was tending to her hives, when she took out the wax worms that would often snack on the beeswax inside the hives, and when placing them into a plastic bag, she discovered that they ate their way out.
 

 
Upon further studying it, they found that the worms were able to digest the plastic, rather than simply biting through it. Now, scientists are trying to devise ways to utilize the wax worm to reduce the amount of plastic waste that is found around the world.
 
Now I bet you’re thinking, why don’t we just dump a bunch of these into our landfills and let these wax worms just eat everything? Well, researchers have thought about that solution, but would pose a problem within our food chains. It is still unknown whether the toxins contained within plastics could cause problems as they work their ways up through predators, so until more research is done, it’s a solution that’s going to be put on hold until further analysis.
 

 
Instead, researchers are trying to find the enzyme within the creatures that is responsible for the plastic digestion. Fingers crossed they find it soon!

Travel The World Aboard ‘The World’ – A Luxury Residential Ship

The World is a luxury residential ship that is the only one of its kind. With more than 160 apartments aboard the ship, it has numerous amenities for you that won’t have you missing land life at all. Floating from destination to destination, The World travels around the globe while its residents live their everyday lives as usual.
 
But how do they decide on where to travel to? Residents of The World have a yearly get-together where they brainstorm ideas on where to travel throughout the year, and every couple of months they partner with experts in the travel industry, to travel to some of the most remote places on the planet.
 

 
Sounds like something you’d want to be a part of? Well, fortunately for you, one of their three bedroom spaces just went for sale! Unfortunately though, not everyone will be able to afford a spot aboard the ship, as spaces sell as high as $15 million.
 
But with over 3,000 square feet of space on a luxury cruise ship that you can do with whatever you like, it doesn’t surprise us that a spot like that goes for that much. Featuring everything you’d find in your local neighborhood, even a tennis court, we’re sure that embracing a life on water would be much better.
 

Singapore Ranked Most Expensive Country In The World

For 4 consecutive years running now, Singapore has been named the most expensive city to live.
 
According to research done by economists, they’ve compiled a report with the results of a cost of living survey that went out in countries across the world. This survey logged the prices paid for hundreds of products and services, which include the costs of basic necessities, daily travel, and household items.
 

 
The survey used New York City as their constant and the compared city gets its rank heightened or lower, based on the reported costs from the surveys.
 
Within the top 10 list, New York City is also the only on the list to come from North America. A majority of cities dominating the list come from Asia, making up half, with Europe following close behind at 4. You can check out the full list below:
 

 
10. Copenhagen, Denmark
9. New York City, United States
8. Paris, France
7. Geneva, Switzerland
6. Seoul, South Korea
5. Osaka, Japan
4. Tokyo, Japan
3. Zurich, Switzerland
2. Hong Kong
1. Singapore

Burger King Announces Whopper Toothpaste

Burger King has been known for their hi-jinks while partaking in the April fool’s celebrations, but coming out a few days before the actual date has the internet a bit confused.
 
Still unsure whether this is an amazing April fool’s prank or actual expansion into dental hygiene, as there have been reports saying this product will be made readily available in locations in France and pharmacies overseas. You can check the commercial out for the product below:
 

 
For those who love the taste of whoppers, this product seems to be for you. For the rest of us, maybe not so much.
 
We’re waiting to see if this product actually hits store shelves, or remains just another prank on the internet.
 

Popular Events Around the United States

Philadelphia Flower Show:


 
Philadelphia flower show will provide the new look of endless flower fields of Holland to the visitors that are coming to the show. This festival is billed as the largest events in the U.S and runs through March 19. Last year around 255,000 people came to visit this festival.

Geneva Motor Show 2017:


 
New concepts and models were introduced at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. Numerous impressive Hypercars made their appearance in the show. Here are some of the best Hypercars that were featured there.
 
• Aston Martin Valkyrie
• Emerson Fittipaldi EF7
• Spyker C8 Preliator
• Lamborghini Huracan
• Pagani Huayra Roadster
• Ferrari 812 Superfast
• McLaren 720S
• Singaporean Vanda Dendrobium
 
Many other Hypercars were also shown there but these cars grabbed the attention of most visitors unanimously.

Riots Erupt in Georgian City of Batumi

Hundreds have protested against the police in Georgia for arresting several men who refused to accept parking fines. The protesters tried to storm a police building; therefore, tear gas and rubber bullets were used against them to scatter them.
 

 
Sources have shared that there were roughly 1,000 people in the area, who had surrounded the cities primary police station. The area was in utter chaos, as over a dozen cars were set ablaze and pushed over upside down by the crowds.
 

 
Reports say over 20 people have been injured from the events, logged from those who were willing to check themselves into the hospital, with over half of those police officers trying to contain the situation. On top of that, almost 50 people had been detained, after the riots came to a halt early Sunday morning.

US National Weather Service Declares State of Emergency for North-Eastern States

Severe blizzard warnings were issued throughout numerous states located in the North-Eastern states of the U.S., disrupting services and travel around the areas.
 
Winds reaching upwards of 60 mph had been reported, with authorities advising those wishing to hit the roads to abandon their plans and stay indoors. It has been reported that these storms had affected over 50 million people throughout the area.
 

 
Meteorologists had predicted that at its worst, snowfall could reach somewhere around 4 inches per hour, which had cities closing down roads, delay and cancelling flights in and out of their cities. Unless absolutely necessary, everyone was ordered to stay in their homes.
 

 
It has been reported that almost 7,000 flights were cancelled, as conditions were too terrible to risk any take-offs and landings, with the harsh winds blowing.

Trump Blames Obama for Recent Leaks

President Donald Trump has told he believes that the former President Barack Obama is behind the leaks within his administration and all the protests that Republicans have faced across the country.
 
The President attended an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” where he was asked if he believed Obama was the responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month.
 

 
“It turns out his organization seems to do a lot of this organizing to some of the protests that these Republicans see around the country against you. Do you believe President Obama is behind it and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents’ code?” was asked, to Trump.
 
“No, I think he is behind it. I also believe that it is politics, that’s the way it is,” President replied.
 
Then he referred to the leaks that have disorganized his first month of presidency.
 

 
“You never know what goes on behind the scenes. You know, you’re probably right, but who knows,” Trump said in the interview, a clip of which was released Monday night. “No, I believe Obama is behind it because his people did it. Some of the leaks probably came from them, which are severe because they are appalling concerning national security. But that’s politics. Regarding him being behind things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue.”
 
No one knows what’s going on behind Trump administration’s leaks, but when we talk about politicians, you have to believe one part and doubt about the other. Whether Trump is lying or Obama is using his organizations to create tension, you’ll never know what’s going on behind the scenes, as Trump himself said.